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Location within D'Autray RCM.
Location within D'Autray RCM.
Berthierville is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°05′N 73°11′W / 46.083°N 73.183°W / 46.083; -73.183Coordinates: 46°05′N 73°11′W / 46.083°N 73.183°W / 46.083; -73.183[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM D'Autray
Constituted April 14, 1852
 • Mayor Bernard Grégoire
 • Federal riding Berthier—Maskinongé
 • Prov. riding Berthier
 • Total 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
 • Land 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 4,091
 • Density 596.8/km2 (1,546/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.1%
 • Dwellings 2,007
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0K
Area code(s) 450 and 579

Route 138
Route 158

Berthierville (also called Berthier-en-haut, and legally called Berthier before 1942) is a town located between Montreal and Trois-Rivières on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Berthierville is the seat of D'Autray Regional County Municipality, and is served by Autoroute 40, and is the junction of Routes 138 and 158. It is surrounded by the parish municipality of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier.

Gastrointestinal experimentation pioneer Alexis St. Martin and Formula One race car driver Gilles Villeneuve grew up in Berthierville.

The Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage column stops at the church of Sainte-Geneviève de Berthierville for Mass on the first day of its three-day walk from Lanoraie to Cap-de-la-Madeleine.

Sainte-Geneviève de Berthierville church, opened 22 August 1787.


Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 4091 (2006 to 2011 population change: 2.1%)
  • Population in 2006: 4007
  • Population in 2001: 3939
  • Population in 1996: 3952
  • Population in 1991: 3854

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1924 (total dwellings: 2007)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.3%
  • French as first language: 96.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.3%
  • Other as first language: 3.0%


Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools, including:

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

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