Saint-Zotique, Quebec

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Saint-Zotique
Municipality
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM.
Saint-Zotique is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Zotique
Saint-Zotique
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°15′N 74°15′W / 45.250°N 74.250°W / 45.250; -74.250Coordinates: 45°15′N 74°15′W / 45.250°N 74.250°W / 45.250; -74.250[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Vaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted May 27, 1967
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Yvon Chiasson
 • Federal riding Vaudreuil-Soulanges
 • Prov. riding Soulanges
Area[2][4]
 • Total 50.30 km2 (19.42 sq mi)
 • Land 25.19 km2 (9.73 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 6,773
 • Density 268.8/km2 (696/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 29.0%
 • Dwellings 2,893
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0P 1Z0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-20

Route 338
Website www.st-zotique.com

Saint-Zotique is a Quebec municipality located within the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region located about 45 minutes west of Montreal. It is named for Saint Zoticus of Comana. The municipality resides on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River and Lake Saint Francis and along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor, the most populated area in Canada.

History[edit]

The first economic activities in the region started in the 18th century with forest exploitation and agriculture. Saint-Zotique officially became parish near 1850 when it was demerged from the parish of Saint-Polycarpe located a few kilometers to the north and the village was formed in 1913 and eventually merged in the late 1960s.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Saint-Zotique, Quebec[8]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 2,515 —    
1996 3,683 +46.4%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 4,158 +12.9%
2006 5,251 +26.3%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 6,773 +29.0%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Zotique, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
6,760
6,295 Increase 21.1% 93.12% 300 Increase 43.3% 4.44% 65 Increase 30.8% 0.96% 100 Increase 25.0% 1.48%
2006
5,255
4,965 Increase 19.8% 94.48% 170 Increase 20.6% 3.23% 45 Increase 44.4% 0.86% 75 Increase 86.7% 1.43%
2001
4,150
3,980 Increase 14.1% 95.90% 135 Decrease 6.9% 3.25% 25 Decrease 58.3% 0.60% 10 Decrease 77.8% 0.24%
1996
3,670
3,420 n/a 93.19% 145 n/a 3.95% 60 n/a 1.63% 45 n/a 1.23%

Attractions[edit]

The town is home to a popular beach which can accommodate as many as 10,000 people. Located on Lac Saint-François, nautical sports are among the region's most popular activities and the town also has a golf course.[9]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Located on Route 338 and just south of Autoroute 20 near the Ontario-Quebec border, it is easily accessible from the busiest transportation corridor of the country with direct links to Montreal, Cornwall and Toronto.

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