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Coteau-du-Lac
Rue Principale, Coteau-du-Lac
Rue Principale, Coteau-du-Lac
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM
Coteau-du-Lac is located in Southern Quebec
Coteau-du-Lac
Coteau-du-Lac
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°18′N 74°11′W / 45.3°N 74.18°W / 45.3; -74.18Coordinates: 45°18′N 74°11′W / 45.3°N 74.18°W / 45.3; -74.18[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMVaudreuil-Soulanges
Constituted6 February 1982
Government
 • MayorAndrée Brosseau
 • Federal ridingSalaberry—Suroît
 • Prov. ridingSoulanges
Area
 • Total57.20 km2 (22.09 sq mi)
 • Land46.89 km2 (18.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[4]
 • Total7,044
 • Density150.2/km2 (389/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011-2016
Increase 3.0%
 • Dwellings
2,743
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-20

Route 201
Route 338
Websitewww.coteau-du-lac.com Edit this at Wikidata

Coteau-du-Lac is a small city in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It is on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality.

The name of the town comes from the French word Coteau which meant "slope" and from its location on the north shore of Lake Saint Francis.[5] The National Historic Site of Canada of the Coteau-du-Lac canal is the location of the first canal lock system in North America. The city has an industrial park.

The population was 7,044 as of the 2016 Canadian Census.[4]

History[edit]

The place was mentioned in 1687 by Marquis de Denonville. His record stated that "Costeau du Lac is a place where one stopped on the way to the Rapides d'en Haut", referring to a small hillside (French: coteau) on the north side of the St. Lawrence River near the mouth of Lake Saint Francis (French: lac Saint-François).[1]

In 1779 the Coteau-du-Lac canal was constructed to bypass the numerous rapids between Lake Saint-Louis and Lake Saint-Francis. Two years later, a military detachment was stationed there. In 1789, its post office opened under the name Coteau-du-Lac.[1]

During the War of 1812, a fort was built to protect the canal. In 1832, the Parish of Saint-Ignace was created. The following year, the parish was civilly established under the name "Saint Ignace du Côteau du Lac". In 1845 it was formed into a municipality, but abolished in 1847. In 1855, it was reestablished as the Parish Municipality of Saint-Ignace-du-Côteau-du-Lac.[1]

In 1907, the Village Municipality of Côteau-du-Lac was formed out of Saint-Ignace-du-Côteau-du-Lac (orthography was later changed to "Coteau" without circumflex). These 2 entities merged again on February 6, 1982, to form the Municipality of Coteau-du-Lac, which changed statutes in 2007 to become a city.[1][6]

In mid-2013, around 120 people were temporarily evacuated, and 2 people died after an explosion in the local fireworks factory.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Coteau-du-Lac community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 7,044 (3.0% from 2011) 6,842 (+7.8% from 2006) 6,346 (+13.9% from 2001)
Land area: 46.89 km2 (18.10 sq mi) 47.06 km2 (18.17 sq mi) 47.06 km2 (18.17 sq mi)
Population density: 150.2/km2 (389/sq mi) 145.4/km2 (377/sq mi) 134.9/km2 (349/sq mi)
Median age: 41.6 (M: 41.3, F: 41.8) 39.0 (M: 39.0, F: 38.9) 36.6 (M: 36.8, F: 36.4)
Total private dwellings: 2,743 2,631 2,407
Median household income: $80,268 $71,517 $64,574
References: 2016[8] 2011[9] 2006[10] earlier[11]
Historical census populations – Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec
YearPop.±%
1976 2,589—    
1981 3,181+22.9%
1986 3,547+11.5%
1991 4,193+18.2%
1996 4,960+18.3%
YearPop.±%
2001 5,573+12.4%
2006 6,346+13.9%
2011 6,842+7.8%
2016 7,044+3.0%
Population amounts prior to 1982 are total of Coteau-du-Lac (VL) and Saint-Ignace-du-Coteau-du-Lac (P).
Source: Statistics Canada[12]

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec[12]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
7,015
6,495 Increase 2.3% 92.6% 315 Increase 31.3% 4.5% 75 Increase 36.4% 1.1% 125 Increase 60.0% 1.8%
2011
6,720
6,350 Increase 6.5% 94.5% 240 Increase 71.4% 3.6% 55 Increase 22.2% 0.8% 75 Decrease 16.7% 1.1%
2006
6,235
5,960 Increase 14.2% 95.6% 140 Decrease 17.6% 2.3% 45 Increase 28.6% 0.7% 90 Increase 200.0% 1.4%
2001
5,455
5,220 Increase 11.2% 95.7% 170 Increase 28.6% 3.1% 35 Steady 0.0% 0.6% 30 Steady 0.0% 0.6%
1996
4,895
4,695 n/a 95.9% 135 n/a 2.8% 35 n/a 0.7% 30 n/a 0.6%
Note: Percentages may not equal 100% due to multiple responses and rounding.

Local government[edit]

Town hall of Coteau-du-Lac

List of former mayors (since formation of current municipality):[13]

  • Joseph Henri Paul Fernand Desforges (1982–1989)
  • Pierre Chevrier (1989–1996)
  • Robert Sauvé (1996–2013)
  • Guy Jasmin (2013–2017)
  • Andrée Brosseau (2017–present)

Education[edit]

Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs operates Francophone schools.[14]

  • École de Coteau-du-Lac (pavillons Académie-Wilson, de l'Éclusière, and Saint-Ignace)

Lester B. Pearson School Board operates Anglophone schools.[15]

  • Evergreen Elementary and Forest Hill Elementary (Junior Campus and Senior campus) in Saint-Lazare or Soulanges Elementary School in Saint-Télesphore

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Reference number 399922 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Regions Quebec: Coteau-du-Lac". Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VAUDREUIL--SOULANGES (Quebec)". Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "(Code 2471040) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
  5. ^ Parks Canada Website
  6. ^ "VAUDREUIL (entités initiales de 1845 ultérieurement composantes du Comté de Vaudreuil)" (PDF). www.mairesduquebec.com. Institut généalogique Drouin. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  7. ^ Macdonald, Roy (20 June 2013). "2 die in fireworks factory blast near Montreal". CBC News. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  8. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2019.
  9. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  10. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2013.
  11. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  12. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  13. ^ "Répertoire des entités géopolitiques: Coteau-du-Lac (ville) 6.2.1982 - ..." www.mairesduquebec.com. Institut généalogique Drouin. Retrieved 25 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Les écoles et les centres". Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  15. ^ "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on September 28, 2017.
  16. ^ Mailhot, Laurent (2000). "Jules Fournier". Dictionary of Canadian Biography.

External links[edit]

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