Roussillon Regional County Municipality

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Roussillon
Regional county municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
Location in province of Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°22′N 73°34′W / 45.367°N 73.567°W / 45.367; -73.567Coordinates: 45°22′N 73°34′W / 45.367°N 73.567°W / 45.367; -73.567[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Effective January 1, 1982
Named for Régiment Royal Roussillon[1]
County seat Saint-Constant
Government[2]
 • Type Prefecture
 • Prefect Nathalie Simon
Area[2][3]
 • Total 403.60 km2 (155.83 sq mi)
 • Land 423.24 km2 (163.41 sq mi)
  There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 162,187
 • Density 383.2/km2 (992/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase8.1%
  Population excludes incompletely enumerated First Nations reserves
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Website www.mrcroussillon.qc.ca

Roussillon is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. The seat is in Saint-Constant, Quebec. The region's population was 162,187 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

Subdivisions[edit]

There are 11 subdivisions and one native reserve within the RCM:[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Roussillon Regional County Municipality, Quebec[6]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 118,355 —    
1996 132,167 +11.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 138,172 +4.5%
2006 149,996 +8.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 162,187 +8.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Roussillon Regional County Municipality[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
160,260
127,660 Increase 4.3% 79.66% 18,735 Increase 13.2% 11.69% 2,045 Increase 89.4% 1.28% 11,820 Increase 37.6% 7.37%
2006
148,560
122,345 Increase 7.4% 82.35% 16,545 Increase 1.1% 11.14% 1,080 Decrease 8.5% 0.73% 8,590 Increase 48.2% 5.78%
2001
137,200
113,865 Increase 6.3% 82.99% 16,360 Decrease 4.2% 11.93% 1,180 Decrease 11.3% 0.86% 5,795 Increase 6.1% 4.22%
1996
130,975
107,105 n/a 81.78% 17,080 n/a 13.04% 1,330 n/a 1.01% 5,460 n/a 4.17%

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]

See also[edit]

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