Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville

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Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Borough
Borough of Sherbrooke
Location of Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Sherbrooke
Merged January 1, 2002
Government
 • City councillors Diane Délisle
Annie Godbout
Julien Lachance
Bruno Vachon
Area[1]
 • Land 156 km2 (60 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 35,500
 • Density 227.56/km2 (589.4/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 819
Website Borough of Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville

Rock Forest–Saint-Élie–Deauville is an arrondissement, or borough, of the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

The borough comprises the formerly independent cities of Rock Forest, Deauville and Saint-Élie-d'Orford, which were annexed into the city of Sherbrooke on January 1, 2002. The borough had a population of 35,500 in 2009.[1]

Government[edit]

The borough is represented by four councillors on the Sherbrooke City Council.

Communities[edit]

Deauville had a census population of 3,394 in 2006. The population increased by 16.9 percent from 2001 to 2006.

Rock Forest (2006 population 20,693) is located on the Magog River. Its population increased 10.9 percent from 2001 to 2006. The site was first populated by English, Scottish and Irish immigrants during the 19th century, and was given the name "Drop Off" from the spot on the Magog River where a first wooden bridge was built. The name Rock Forest was first used in the 1870s, although it did not become official until the 1920s. It came from the name of the large castle-like residence of one Parker Nagle.

Saint-Élie-d'Orford had a census population of 9,755 in 2006. Its population increased by 19 percent from 2001 to 2006.

The borough also includes the smaller communities of Shanks and Val-du-Lac.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Portrait". Rock Forest—Saint-Élie—Deauville (in French). Ville de Sherbrooke. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°22′17.1″N 71°59′17.5″W / 45.371417°N 71.988194°W / 45.371417; -71.988194