|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia. (March 2012)|
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|Constituted||June 27, 2001|
|• Mayor||Jean-Marc Robitaille|
|• Federal riding||Terrebonne—Blainville / Montcalm|
|• Prov. riding||L'Assomption / Masson / Terrebonne|
|• Total||158.60 km2 (61.24 sq mi)|
|• Land||154.74 km2 (59.75 sq mi)|
|• Density||687.1/km2 (1,780/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006–2011||12.3%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Terrebonne is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in western Quebec, Canada. It is located on the north shores of the Rivière des Mille-Îles and of the Rivière des Prairies, North of Montreal and Laval.
This city is divided in three sectors, namely Lachenaie, La Plaine and Terrebonne. These sectors used to be distinct cities, but, in 2001, consented in merging and formed the new city under the name of Terrebonne. According to the 2011 Canadian Census Terrebonne has a population of 106,322., making it Montreal's third largest suburb.
The city of Lachenaie is the oldest one and was founded in 1670 by Lord Charles Aubert de Lachenaye. Some natives were already present on this territory at the time. The colonisation really started in 1647 when Lachenaie was merged with the Repentigny Seigniory. Louis Lepage de Ste-Claire, priest, canon, and the son of René Lepage de Sainte-Claire, acquire the seigniory of Terrebonne on September 2, 1720. The abbot Louis Lepage de Ste-Claire built the first church in 1734 and the first manor in 1735. A few years later, the abbot Lepage equipped the city with a saw mill and a flour mill.
The city of La Plaine was founded in 1830 on fragments of other cities, namely Mascouche, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Saint-Lin and Terrebonne. At that time, the lords of Terrebonne and Lachenaie built the road named "chemin de la Grande Ligne" to join the two cities. It is now called the boulevard Laurier. In 1877, the rail system was developed and stimulated the economic growth. The village of Saint-Joachim was founded during that time, which was later, in 1920, to be renamed La Plaine.
The first lord of Terrebonne was André Daulier-Deslandes, who got his title in 1673. After the construction of the first wooden bridge in 1834, two main areas emerged. The commercial area was Terrebonne, and the agricultural was Saint-Louis de Terrebonne. In 1985, the two cities merged.
At the time of the municipal merger in 2001, Lachenaie had over 20,000 residents, La Plaine had 17,000 residents and Terrebonne had almost 46,000 residents. This merger made Terrebonne the 10th largest city in Quebec. As of 2011, the city has around 106,322 citizens on 154.6 km2 (59.7 sq mi) of land.
- Reference number 62093 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 64008 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- "Census Profile — Terrebonne, Ville". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 9 February 2012.
- "Évolution démographique des 10 principales villes du Québec (sur la base de 2006) selon leur limites territoriales actuelles1, Recensements du Canada de 1871 à 2006" (in French). Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2008-02-01. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
- These figures correspond to the territory of the city of Terrebonne following the municipal reorganizations of 2002 and 2006.
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- Terrebonne's official site (French only)
||Sainte-Sophie||Saint-Lin–Laurentides, Saint-Roch-de-l'Achigan, Mascouche||Repentigny|
|Lorraine, Bois-des-Filion||Rivière des Mille Îles, bridge to Laval|