Varennes, Quebec

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Varennes
City
Sainte-Anne de Varennes Basilica
Sainte-Anne de Varennes Basilica
Coat of arms of Varennes
Coat of arms
Official logo of Varennes
Logo
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Varennes is located in Southern Quebec
Varennes
Varennes
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°41′N 73°26′W / 45.683°N 73.433°W / 45.683; -73.433Coordinates: 45°41′N 73°26′W / 45.683°N 73.433°W / 45.683; -73.433[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Marguerite-D'Youville
Settled 1672
Constituted August 26, 1972
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Martin Damphousse
 • Federal riding Verchères—Les Patriotes
 • Prov. riding Verchères
Area[2][4]
 • Total 114.40 km2 (44.17 sq mi)
 • Land 92.53 km2 (35.73 sq mi)
Elevation 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 20,994
 • Density 226.9/km2 (588/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.2%
 • Dwellings 8,001
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J3X
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Website www.ville.varennes.qc.ca

Varennes is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the Saint Lawrence River in the Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality. The city is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Downtown Montreal. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 20,994. In 2010, the population is listed at 21,174.

History[edit]

Saint-Joachim Chapel

The history of Varennes[5] starts with the arrival of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières[6] in New France. René Gaultier,[7]sieur de Varennes, was given three concessions by intendant Jean Talon in 1672, le Tremblay, la Gabelle and Varennes.[8] Jaques-René,[9] one of his sons, was the second seigneur of Varennes. Five seignories later composed the Varennes parish. They were the seignories du Cap de Varennes, de l'île Sainte Thérese, de Grand Maison, du Cap de la trinité and du Cap Saint-Michel. The town was captured by the British during the Seven Years' War. It was part of Quebec then of Lower Canada before it returned to be part of Quebec again.

Varennes gained the status of city in 1972.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Varennes, Quebec[12]
Year Pop. ±%
1991 14,758 —    
1996 18,842 +27.7%
Year Pop. ±%
2001 19,653 +4.3%
2006 20,950 +6.6%
Year Pop. ±%
2011 20,994 +0.2%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Varennes, Quebec[12]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
20,835
19,985 Decrease 0.1% 95.92% 360 Increase 18.0% 1.73% 125 Increase 177.8% 0.60% 365 Decrease 11.0% 1.75%
2006
20,770
20,010 Increase 5.4% 96.34% 305 Decrease 18.7% 1.47% 45 Increase 28.6% 0.22% 410 Increase 241.6% 1.97%
2001
19,520
18,990 Increase 4.0% 97.28% 375 Increase 31.6% 1.92% 35 Decrease 63.2% 0.18% 120 Increase 100.0% 0.61%
1996
18,705
18,265 n/a 97.65% 285 n/a 1.52% 95 n/a 0.51% 60 n/a 0.32%

Prominent citizens[edit]

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