Argenteuil Regional County Municipality
Location in province of Quebec.
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|Effective||January 1, 1983|
|• Prefect||Scott Pearce|
|• Total||1,306.60 km2 (504.48 sq mi)|
|• Land||1,251.64 km2 (483.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||25.7/km2 (67/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||7.1%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
In 1682, Charles-Joseph d'Ailleboust was granted by Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor General of New France, a domain of 186 square kilometres (72 sq mi) of land. This fiefdom was bounded by the Ottawa River to the south, a line through the center of the hamlet of Carillon in the west and Clear Lake (Lac Clair) to the north. Since Ailleboust already owned a house in Argenteuil near Paris, he called his domain Argenteuil Seigneury. In 1697, the Lord of Ailleboust and his wife Catherine Le Gardeur sold their seigneury to their son Pierre d'Ailleboust d'Argenteuil. Subsequently over the years, the fiefdom was held by Pierre-Louis Panet, and then by Major Murray.
After the conquest of New France by the British in 1759 during the Seven Years' War, the British implemented their laws, but maintained certain French seigneurial rights. In 1796, Jedediah Lane, from Jericho, Vermont, bought from Major Murray several thousand acres of land on both sides of the North River (Rivière du Nord), where Lachute is today. In 1809, Thomas Barron bought the land of the territory that would become the center of the town of Lachute. Five years later, Sir John Johnson, a Loyalist from New York who had resettled in Canada after the American Revolution, bought the rest of the Argenteuil Seigneury. He built a sawmill and gave land for churches, helping to attract new settlers to Argenteuil.
In 1854, the Parliament of the Province of Canada abolished the seigneurial system, and the County of Argenteuil was created the following year. In January 1983, the Argenteuil Regional County Municipality succeeded the County of Argenteuil.
|Canada census – Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, Quebec community profile|
|Population:||32,117 (+7.1% from 2006)||29,922 (+3.7% from 2001)|
|Land area:||1,251.64 km2 (483.26 sq mi)||1,245.55 km2 (480.91 sq mi)|
|Population density:||25.7/km2 (67/sq mi)||24.1/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Median age:||46.9 (M: 46.4, F: 47.4)||44.4 (M: 44.0, F: 44.8)|
|Total private dwellings:||18,352||16,797|
|Median household income:||$44,453||$41,381|
|References: 2011 2006 earlier|
|Historical Census Data - Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, Quebec|
(A) adjusted to reflect boundary changes.
|Canada Census Mother Tongue - Argenteuil Regional County Municipality, Quebec|
French & English
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Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:
- Argenteuil Regional Museum (Saint-André-d'Argenteuil)
- Carillon Canal
- Caserne-de-Carillon National Historic site
- Lachute Airport (Lachute)
- Reference number 141122 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 760 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2476) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- "Lachute, d'hier à aujourd'hui" (in French). La ville de Lachute. Retrieved 2009-02-17.
- "Argenteuil (Municipalité régionale de comté)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- Official Transport Quebec Road Map
- Official Web site of MRC of Argenteuil
- Official Web site of the Count of Argenteuil (History of Seigniors of Argenteuil)