Acton Regional County Municipality

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Location of Acton
Coordinates: 45°39′N 72°34′W / 45.650°N 72.567°W / 45.650; -72.567Coordinates: 45°39′N 72°34′W / 45.650°N 72.567°W / 45.650; -72.567[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
EffectiveJanuary 1, 1982
County seatActon Vale
 • TypePrefecture
 • PrefectJean-Marie Laplante
 • Total583.00 km2 (225.10 sq mi)
 • Land580.73 km2 (224.22 sq mi)
 • Total15,381
 • Density26.5/km2 (69/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 0.6%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450 and 579

Acton Regional County Municipality is a regional county municipality located in the Montérégie region of Quebec. The seat is Acton Vale.[2]

Founded in 1982, the Acton Regional County Municipality is made up of eight smaller municipalities containing a little fewer than 16,000 people. The average population density is 26.5 per square kilometre. About half of the population is concentrated in the town of Acton Vale.[4]


There are 8 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]


Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 14,475 96.53%
English only 145 0.97%
Both English and French 95 0.63%
Other languages 280 1.87%


Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[5]

Attractions and Other Areas[edit]

La Campagnarde Trail

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Reference number 141124 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b c d Geographic code 480 in the official Répertoire des municipalités ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2448) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Acton RCM Archived March 24, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map

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