Contrecœur, Quebec

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Contrecœur
City
Official seal of Contrecœur
Seal
Motto(s): À cœur vaillant tout est possible
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Contrecœur is located in Southern Quebec
Contrecœur
Contrecœur
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°14′W / 45.850°N 73.233°W / 45.850; -73.233Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°14′W / 45.850°N 73.233°W / 45.850; -73.233[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMMarguerite-D'Youville
Settled1681
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1976
Government[2][3]
 • MayorMaud Allaire
 • Federal ridingPierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
 • Prov. ridingVerchères
Area[2][4]
 • Total87.60 km2 (33.82 sq mi)
 • Land61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total6,252
 • Density102.2/km2 (265/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011Increase 10.1%
 • Dwellings2,979
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)J0L
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Route 137
Websitewww.ville.contrecoeur.qc.ca

Contrecœur (French pronunciation: ​[kɔ̃tʁəkœʁ]) is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 6,252. Contrecœur is approximately 45 kilometres (28 mi) northeast of Montreal and is accessible via Autoroute 30, the main road from the southwest, which continues on to Sorel-Tracy.

History[edit]

In 1672, Antoine Pécaudy de Contrecœur, a soldier of the Carignan-Salières Regiment, was granted a seigneury by King Louis XIV. He and 68 other pioneers founded the town in 1681, and it is named in his honour. A migratory bird sanctuary is located near the town on Contrecœur Island. Contrecœur is currently twinned with Saint-Chef, in southeast France, and has been since 1993.

Gallery[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Contrecœur, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 6,252 (+10.1% from 2006) 5,678 (+8.7% from 2001)
Land area: 61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi) 61.19 km2 (23.63 sq mi)
Population density: 102.2/km2 (265/sq mi) 92.8/km2 (240/sq mi)
Median age: 44.6 (M: 43.7, F: 45.5) 43.7 (M: 42.5, F: 45.2)
Total private dwellings: 2,979 2,519
Median household income: $54,894 $50,021
References: 2011[4] 2006[5] earlier[6]
Historical Census Data - Contrecœur, Quebec[7]
YearPop.±%
1991 5,501—    
1996 5,331−3.1%
YearPop.±%
2001 5,222−2.0%
2006 5,678+8.7%
YearPop.±%
2011 6,252+10.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Contrecœur, Quebec[7]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
6,185
6,025 Increase 11.3% 97.41% 80 Increase 128.6% 1.29% 15 Decrease 62.5% 0.24% 65 Decrease 27.8% 1.05%
2006
5,580
5,415 Increase 7.2% 97.04% 35 Decrease 12.5% 0.63% 40 Increase n/a% 0.72% 90 Increase 100.0% 1.61%
2001
5,135
5,050 Decrease 1.7% 98.34% 40 Decrease 42.9% 0.78% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 45 Increase 80.0% 0.88%
1996
5,235
5,140 n/a 98.18% 70 n/a 1.34% 0 n/a 0.00% 25 n/a 0.48%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 329723 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Contrecœur
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VERCHÈRES—LES PATRIOTES (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  6. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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