Beauharnois, Quebec

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Beauharnois
City
Skyline of Beauharnois
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Beauharnois is located in Southern Quebec
Beauharnois
Beauharnois
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°52′W / 45.32°N 73.87°W / 45.32; -73.87Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°52′W / 45.32°N 73.87°W / 45.32; -73.87[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBeauharnois-Salaberry
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2002
Government[2][3]
 • MayorBruno Tremblay
 • Federal ridingSalaberry—Suroît
 • Prov. ridingBeauharnois
Area[2][4]
 • Total83.70 km2 (32.32 sq mi)
 • Land69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total12,011
 • Density173.9/km2 (450/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 0.8%
 • Dwellings5,585
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)J6N
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Route 205
Route 236
Websiteville.beauharnois.qc.ca

Beauharnois is a city located in the Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality of southwestern Quebec, Canada, and is part of the Greater Montreal Area. The city's population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 12,011. It is home to the Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Station, one of the largest hydroelectric generating stations in the world, as well as the Beauharnois Lock of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

History[edit]

Irregular soldiers in 19th century Beauharnois by Katherine Ellice (who was held prisoner here)

The Battle of Beauharnois was fought at Beauharnois in 1838, between Lower Canada loyalists and Patriote rebels.

As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, the neighbouring towns of Maple Grove and Melocheville were amalgamated into Beauharnois on January 1, 2002.

Geography[edit]

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Beauharnois, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 12,011 (+0.8% from 2006) 11,918 (+46.4% from 2001)
Land area: 69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi) 69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population density: 173.9/km2 (450/sq mi) 172.5/km2 (447/sq mi)
Median age: 46.5 (M: 45.8, F: 47.2) 44.0 (M: 43.3, F: 44.7)
Total private dwellings: 5,585 5,257
Median household income: $51,185 $44,703
Notes: Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002. – References: 2011[5] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Beauharnois, Quebec[8]
YearPop.±%
1991 6,449—    
1996 6,435−0.2%
2001 6,387−0.7%
2002+ 11,454+79.3%
2006 11,918+4.1%
2011 12,011+0.8%
Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002.

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Beauharnois, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
12,670
11,865 Increase 5.5% 93.65% 505 Increase 9.8% 3.98% 115 Increase 9.5% 0.91% 185 Increase 48% 1.46%
2011
11,935
11,245 Increase 1.7% 94.22% 460 Increase 16.5% 3.85% 105 Increase 133.3% 0.88% 125 Decrease 37.5% 1.05%
2006
11,695
11,055 Increase 84.6% 94.53% 395 Increase 163.3% 3.38% 45 Decrease 30.8% 0.38% 200 Increase 471.4% 1.71%
2001
6,240
5,990 Decrease 1.1% 95.99% 150 Increase 15.4% 2.40% 65 Increase 62.5% 1.04% 35 Decrease 12.5% 0.56%
1996
6,265
6,055 n/a 98.75% 130 n/a 0.69% 40 n/a 0.33% 40 n/a 0.23%
Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002

Economy[edit]

In 2012, OVH started construction of its first Canadian data centre in Beauharnois, one of the largest in the world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Reference number 133648 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Beauharnois
  3. ^ Riding history for Beauharnois—Salaberry, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
  4. ^ a b 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Beauharnois, Quebec
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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