Renfrew County

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For the historic County of Renfrew in Scotland, see Renfrewshire.
Renfrew County
County (upper-tier)
County of Renfrew
The administration building of the county government
The administration building of the county government
Location of Renfrew County
Location of Renfrew County
Coordinates: 45°40′N 77°15′W / 45.667°N 77.250°W / 45.667; -77.250Coordinates: 45°40′N 77°15′W / 45.667°N 77.250°W / 45.667; -77.250
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Established 1861
County seat Pembroke (independent)
Municipalities
Area[1]
 • Land 7,440.881 km2 (2,872.940 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 101,326
 • Density 13.6/km2 (35/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 613 and 343
Website www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/

Renfrew is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. In 2011, the population was 101,326 and county covered 7,440.81 square kilometres (2,872.91 sq mi), giving a population density of 13.6/km2 (35/sq mi).[1] There are 17 official municipalities.

Government[edit]

The seat of county government is in Pembroke, a city that is politically independent of the county. In 2006, the county – along with Pembroke – was represented at the Canadian House of Commons as part of the riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke.

Geography[edit]

Renfrew County is known for its lakeside cottages and white-water rafting along the Ottawa River, and has more than 900 lakes.[2] It is located in the subregion of Southern Ontario named Eastern Ontario. Renfrew County is also the largest county in terms of area in Ontario, ahead of Hastings County.

Municipalities[edit]

The county seat, the city Pembroke, is politically independent.

Original townships[edit]

  • Admaston (Now part of Admaston Bromley)
  • Alice (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Bagot (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Blythfield (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Bromley (Now part of Admaston Bromley)
  • Brougham (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Brudenell (Now part of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan)
  • Buchanan (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)
  • Burns (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • Clara (Now part of Head, Clara, and Maria)
  • Fraser (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Grattan (Now part of Bonnechere Valley)
  • Griffith (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • Hagarty (Now part of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards)
  • Head (Now part of Head, Clara and Maria)
  • Horton (Still exists)
  • Jones (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • Lyndoch (Now part of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan)
  • Maria (Now part of Head, Clara and Maria)
  • Matawatchan (Now part of Greater Madawaska)
  • McKay (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)
  • McNab (Now McNab/Braeside)
  • North Algona (Now part of North Algona-Wilberforce)
  • Pembroke (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Petawawa (Now the Town of Petawawa)
  • Radcliffe (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • Raglan (Now part of Brudenell, Lyndoch and Raglan)
  • Richards (Now part of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards)
  • Rolph (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)
  • Ross (Now part of Whitewater Region)
  • Sebastopol (Now part of Bonnechere Valley)
  • Sherwood (Now part of Madawaska Valley)
  • South Algona (Now part of Bonnechere Valley)
  • Stafford (Now part of Laurentian Valley)
  • Westmeath (Now part of Whitewater Region)
  • Wilberforce (Now part of North Algona-Wilberforce)
  • Wylie (Now part of the Town of Laurentian Hills)

Demographics[edit]

Arts and culture[edit]

At Wilno, Ontario Canada's Kashubian community celebrates their heritage.

Military[edit]

The county is home to CFB Petawawa and gives its name to The Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Renfrew County census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  2. ^ Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada located in the Ottawa Valley, County of Renfrew
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-19. 

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