Saint-Sulpice, Quebec

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Saint-Sulpice
Parish municipality
Location within L'Assomption RCM.
Location within L'Assomption RCM.
Saint-Sulpice is located in Central Quebec
Saint-Sulpice
Saint-Sulpice
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°50′N 73°21′W / 45.833°N 73.350°W / 45.833; -73.350Coordinates: 45°50′N 73°21′W / 45.833°N 73.350°W / 45.833; -73.350[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM L'Assomption
Settled 1680
Constituted July 1, 1855
Government[2]
 • Mayor Poste vacant
 • Federal riding Repentigny
 • Prov. riding Repentigny
Area[2][3]
 • Total 52.80 km2 (20.39 sq mi)
 • Land 36.38 km2 (14.05 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,273
 • Density 90.0/km2 (233/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Decrease 1.8%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J5W 1G1
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 343
Website www.municipalite
saintsulpice.com

Saint-Sulpice is a municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada, part of the L'Assomption Regional County Municipality. It is located on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River and includes most of Verchères Islands.

History[edit]

From 1680 onwards, French settlers colonized this area, clearing the land for cultivation. At that time it was part of the Saint-Sulpice Seignory that was owned by the Society of Saint-Sulpice. In 1640 the seignory granted a concession to Pierre Chevrier, Baron of Fancamp, and to Jérôme Le Royer.[1]

In 1706, the settlement was assigned its first pastor and in 1715, it had the region's only flour mill in operation. The Parish of Saint-Sulpice was formed in 1722, taking its name from the seignory. In 1845, the parish municipality was formed and in 1854, its post office opened.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 3273 (2006 to 2011 population change: -1.8 %)
  • Population in 2006: 3332
  • Population in 2001: 3343
  • Population in 1996: 3307
  • Population in 1991: 2549

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1,304 (total dwellings: 1,375)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.5%
  • French as first language: 97.3%
  • English and French as first language: 0.7%
  • Other as first language: 1.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Saint-Sulpice (Municipalité de paroisse)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-09-22. 
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 60020 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Sulpice census profile
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census