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City of Clarence-Rockland
Cité de Clarence-Rockland
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Location within Prescott and Russell
Location within Prescott and Russell
Clarence-Rockland is located in Southern Ontario
Location in Ontario
Coordinates: 45°29′N 75°12′W / 45.483°N 75.200°W / 45.483; -75.200Coordinates: 45°29′N 75°12′W / 45.483°N 75.200°W / 45.483; -75.200
CountyPrescott and Russell
IncorporationJanuary 1998
 • TypeCity
 • MayorGuy Desjardins
 • Land297.71 km2 (114.95 sq mi)
 • Total24,512
 • Density82.3/km2 (213/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Area code(s)613

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 includes the communities of Bourget, Cheney, Clarence, Clarence Creek, Hammond, Rockland, and Saint-Pascal-Baylon. The city administrative offices are located in Rockland, which is the largest community in the city.


Canada census – Clarence-Rockland community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 24,512 (5.7% from 2011) 23,185 (11.5% from 2006) 20,790 (6.0% from 2001)
Land area: 297.71 km2 (114.95 sq mi) 297.86 km2 (115.00 sq mi) 296.53 km2 (114.49 sq mi)
Population density: 82.3/km2 (213/sq mi) 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi) 70.1/km2 (182/sq mi)
Median age: 42.2 (M: 41.8, F: 42.7) 38.6 (M: 38.3, F: 38.9)
Total private dwellings: 9,537 8796 7667
Median household income: $88,823 $71,203
References: 2016[2] 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]
Town hall in Rockland

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 the Caribbean, 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.

Public transportation[edit]

Clarence-Rockland Transpo provides a public transportation service to residents of the city; part of the Rural Partners Transit Service.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Clarence-Rockland". Statistics Canada. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-01.
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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