Entrelacs, Quebec

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Entrelacs
Coucher de soleil couvert.jpg
Location within Matawinie RCM
Location within Matawinie RCM
Entrelacs is located in Central Quebec
Entrelacs
Entrelacs
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°07′N 74°00′W / 46.12°N 74°W / 46.12; -74Coordinates: 46°07′N 74°00′W / 46.12°N 74°W / 46.12; -74[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMMatawinie
Settled1840
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1860
Government
 • MayorSylvain Breton
 • Federal ridingJoliette
 • Prov. ridingBertrand
Area
 • Total56.40 km2 (21.78 sq mi)
 • Land48.06 km2 (18.56 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[3]
 • Total906
 • Density18.9/km2 (49/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 4.8%
 • Dwellings
1,015
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 125
Websitewww.entrelacs.com

Entrelacs is a municipality in Matawinie Regional County Municipality in the Lanaudière region of Quebec, Canada.

Prior to February 13, 1991, it was in Les Pays-d'en-Haut Regional County Municipality in the Laurentides region.[4]

History[edit]

The area is part of the geographic township of Wexford, named after a town and county in Ireland, and first settled by Irish colonists circa 1840. In 1860, the Township Municipality of Wexford was established.[1]

In 1967, it was decided to change the name to Entrelacs, meaning "between lakes" in reference to its position between Lakes Patrick and Des Îles. This name had already been used to identify the post office since 1889, but which closed in 1974.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Entrelacs, Quebec[5]
YearPop.±%
1991 628—    
1996 732+16.6%
2001 798+9.0%
2006 952+19.3%
2011 906−4.8%

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 471 (total dwellings: 1015)

Language[edit]

Mother tongue:[6]

  • English as first language: 3.7%
  • French as first language: 93.2%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 3.2%

Education[edit]

Commission scolaire des Samares operates French-language public schools:

  • École Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci — Saint-Émile (pavillon Saint-Émile)[7]

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates English-language public schools:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Entrelacs (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 62053 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Entrelacs census profile
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2012-05-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Statistics Canada 2006 Census - Entrelacs community profile
  7. ^ "Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci — Saint-Émile (pavillon Saint-Émile)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Rawdon Elementary" Zone Map. Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  9. ^ "SAINTE ADÈLE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 16, 2017.
  10. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.