|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (February 2009)|
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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||Gilles Pepin|
|• Federal riding||Châteauguay—Saint-Constant|
|• Prov. riding||Sanguinet|
|• Total||57.30 km2 (22.12 sq mi)|
|• Land||56.83 km2 (21.94 sq mi)|
|• Density||439.5/km2 (1,138/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||4.3%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Saint-Constant is city in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It is located on the south shore of Montreal in the Roussillon Regional County Municipality of the Montérégie region. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 24,980.
Early settlement took place in 1725 as a result of the opening of the St. Pierre concession. The Côte Saint-Pierre mission (first name of the parish) began in 1750 with the construction of a church and two years later, the parish registers opened. Rang Saint-Pierre was the central concession of the Sault-Saint-Louis seigneurie and extended into the seigneurie of LaSalle. In 1815 Rang Saint-Pierre was nicknamed "Black Cattle Road" because it was the way cattle was transported from New York to Montreal. Centrally located in what was then Laprairie County, the village of Saint-Constant was the only location of voting from 1829 to 1841. Residents of the area witnessed or took part in the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837-1838.
Local administrative structures emerged in Saint-Constant in 1845 with the introduction of the parish municipality and the school board. However, the vast territory of the parish of Saint-Constant was already subdivided for Saint-Rémi (1840), Saint-Édouard (1833), and Saint-Isidore (1833). This trend continued with the establishment of Saint-Michel (1854), Saint-Mathieu (1919) and Sainte-Thérèse-de-Delson (1932).
Saint-Constant was transformed the construction of the Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The electrification of the village occurred around 1918 and rural electrification was completed in 1939. The Rue Saint-Pierre was extended from Montées des Bouleaux/Rue Sainte-Catherine, in the direction of Route 132 in 1950. Starting in the 1950s, suburban development occurred in Saint-Constant, allowing it to obtain city status in 1973.
Mother tongue language (2006)
Local bus service in Saint-Constant is provided by CIT Roussillon. Saint-Constant is also served by Saint-Constant station and Sainte-Catherine station on the Agence métropolitaine de transport's Candiac line.
Saint-Constant is home to the Canadian Railway Museum.
- Reference number 55854 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Saint-Constant
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: CHÂTEAUGUAY--SAINT-CONSTANT, Quebec
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Saint-Constant, Quebec
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Saint-Constant, Quebec