Renfrew County

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For the historic County of Renfrew in Scotland, see Renfrewshire.
Renfrew County
County
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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