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%
 • Dwellings 1,375
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[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-Sulpice, Quebec[6]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 2,549 —    
1996 3,307 +29.7%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 3,343 +1.1%
2006 3,332 −0.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 3,273 −1.8%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Sulpice, Quebec[6]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
3,255
3,140 Decrease 2.6% 96.47% 35 Increase 133.3% 1.07% 15 Decrease 40.0% 0.46% 65 Increase 30.0% 2.00%
2006
3,315
3,225 Decrease 1.4% 97.29% 15 Increase 50.0% 0.45% 25 Decrease n/a% 0.75% 50 Decrease 9.1% 1.51%
2001
3,335
3,270 Increase 2.0% 98.05% 10 Decrease 71.4% 0.30% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 55 Increase 120.0% 1.65%
1996
3,280
3,205 n/a 97.71% 35 n/a 1.07% 15 n/a 0.46% 25 n/a 0.76%

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 c Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Sulpice census profile
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  6. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census