Val-des-Monts, Quebec

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Val-des-Monts
Municipality
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Location within Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM.
Location within Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM.
Val-des-Monts is located in Western Quebec
Val-des-Monts
Val-des-Monts
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°39′N 75°40′W / 45.650°N 75.667°W / 45.650; -75.667Coordinates: 45°39′N 75°40′W / 45.650°N 75.667°W / 45.650; -75.667[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais
Constituted January 1, 1975
Government[2]
 • Mayor Jean Lafrenière
 • Federal riding Pontiac
 • Prov. riding Gatineau
Area[2][3]
 • Total 481.40 km2 (185.87 sq mi)
 • Land 439.12 km2 (169.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 10,625
 • Density 23.7/km2 (61/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 9.2%
 • Dwellings 5,972
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J8N 4E9
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 307
Route 366
Website www.val-des-monts.net

Val-des-Monts is a municipality in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada, located about 40 kilometres north of Ottawa. It has a population of 10,625 residents. Formed in 1974 by the merger of the towns of Perkins, Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield and Poltimore, it consists mainly of farms and mountainous forests. Many of its residents commute to Ottawa or Gatineau for work. Due to its numerous lakes, recreational opportunities and cottages its population is boosted during weekends and holidays by visitors from nearby Ottawa and Gatineau.The largest of the town's many lakes is Lac McGregor followed by Lac Saint-Pierre and Lac Grand, which are all highly popular among cottagers. Most of the people in Val-des-Monts live in the village of Perkins.

Poltimore
St-Pierre-de-Wakefield

Earthquake[edit]

On June 23, 2010, at 1:41 p.m. ET, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit Val-des-Monts. The earthquake was felt as far as Montreal, Boston and Cleveland.[4]

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