Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality

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Pierre-De Saurel
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
Named for Pierre de Saurel
County seat Sorel-Tracy
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Gilles Salvas
Area[2][3]
 • Total 639.00 km2 (246.72 sq mi)
 • Land 598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 50,900
 • Density 85.1/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.9%
 • Dwellings 24,648
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrcpierredesaurel.com

Pierre-De Saurel is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Originally named Le Bas-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, the name change to Pierre-De Saurel took effect on January 1, 2009. Its seat is in Sorel-Tracy. It is located on the Richelieu River, downstream from La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality at the confluence of the Richelieu and Saint Lawrence River.

The RCM is named after Pierre de Saurel, a captain and seigneur who rebuilt Fort Richelieu in 1647.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 53,909 —    
1996 52,289 −3.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 50,066 −4.3%
2006 49,932 −0.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 50,900 +1.9%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
50,200
49,035 Increase 2.9% 97.68% 490 Increase 21.0% 0.98% 210 Increase 27.3% 0.42% 465 Decrease 25.6% 0.93%
2006
48,855
47,660 Decrease 1.3% 97.55% 405 Steady 0.0% 0.83% 165 Decrease 2.9% 0.34% 625 Increase 83.8% 1.28%
2001
49,205
48,290 Decrease 4.5% 98.14% 405 Increase 24.6% 0.82% 170 Decrease 2.9% 0.35% 340 Decrease 13.9% 0.69%
1996
51,480
50,585 n/a 98.26% 325 n/a 0.63% 175 n/a 0.34% 395 n/a 0.77%

Transportation[edit]

Access routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[7]

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