|City of Clarence-Rockland
Cité de Clarence-Rockland
Location within Prescott and Russell
|County||Prescott and Russell|
|• Mayor||Guy Desjardins|
|• Land||297.86 km2 (115.00 sq mi)|
|• Density||77.8/km2 (202/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Clarence-Rockland is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the Ottawa River. Clarence-Rockland is located immediately to the east of Ottawa and is considered part of Canada's National Capital Region in the census.
The city was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of the Town of Rockland with Clarence Township.
The city is officially bilingual. It is 69 per cent francophone and is the largest majority-francophone city in North America outside of Quebec or Haiti, recently achieving a greater population than Edmundston, New Brunswick. (There are higher numbers of francophones in other Canadian cities such as Ottawa (122,665), Sudbury (45,420), Toronto (34,900), Winnipeg (26,855), Moncton (20,425) and Timmins (17,390), but French speakers in these cities are a minority.)
In January, 2005, the city introduced a bylaw which required all new businesses to put up signs in both English and French. Although the bylaw was criticized as infringing on individual constitutional rights, it was passed by the council.
- "Clarence-Rockland census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- Media related to Clarence-Rockland at Wikimedia Commons
- City of Clarence-Rockland
- (French) Cité de Clarence-Rockland
| Lochaber-Partie-Ouest, Thurso, Lochaber
|Ottawa||Alfred and Plantagenet|