Location within L'Assomption RCM.
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|Constituted||July 1, 1855|
|• Mayor||Poste vacant|
|• Federal riding||Repentigny|
|• Prov. riding||Repentigny|
|• Total||52.80 km2 (20.39 sq mi)|
|• Land||36.38 km2 (14.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||90.0/km2 (233/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006–2011||1.8%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J5W 1G1|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
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.
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.
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.
- 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)
- 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%
|Saint Lawrence River / Contrecœur|
|Repentigny||Saint Lawrence River / Verchères|