Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Quebec

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Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Location within Thérèse-De Blainville RCM.
Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°46′N 73°49′W / 45.767°N 73.817°W / 45.767; -73.817Coordinates: 45°46′N 73°49′W / 45.767°N 73.817°W / 45.767; -73.817[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM Thérèse-De Blainville
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Guy Charbonneau
 • Federal riding Terrebonne—Blainville
 • Prov. riding Blainville
 • Total 94.40 km2 (36.45 sq mi)
 • Land 92.81 km2 (35.83 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 14,535
 • Density 156.6/km2 (406/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 11.8%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0N
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 335

Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, northwest of Montreal in the Thérèse-De Blainville Regional County Municipality. Its population was 14,535 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

The city houses the Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Complex of the Correctional Service of Canada, which includes the Regional Reception Centre (multi-level security), Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Institution (maximum security),[4] the Regional Mental Health Centre (multi), and the Special Handling Unit (SHU), Canada's highest-security prison.[5]

There are also a number of sugar shacks (cabanes à sucre) in the vicinity.



  1. ^ Reference number 207211 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 73035 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines census profile
  4. ^ Correctional Service of Canada. "Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Institution". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ Correctional Service of Canada National Facility Directory. Retrieved on: 2011-09-09.

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