Hatley, Quebec (municipality)

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For the neighbouring township of the same name, see Hatley, Quebec (township).
Hatley United Church on Main St.
Hatley United Church on Main St.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Location within Memphrémagog RCM.
Hatley is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°11′N 71°56′W / 45.183°N 71.933°W / 45.183; -71.933Coordinates: 45°11′N 71°56′W / 45.183°N 71.933°W / 45.183; -71.933[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Memphrémagog
Constituted September 27, 1995
 • Mayor Jacques de Léséleuc
 • Federal riding Compton—Stanstead
 • Prov. riding Orford
 • Total 66.60 km2 (25.71 sq mi)
 • Land 60.70 km2 (23.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 761
 • Density 12.5/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.1%
 • Dwellings 476
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0B 4B0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 143
Route 208
Website http://www.municipalitehatley.com/en/

Hatley is a municipality of about 750 people, in Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec. It lies to the south of the township municipality of the same name.

An otherwise quiet and tiny agricultural setting, one of Hatley's main claims to fame is its annual Canada Day Celebration which always takes place on July 1. Along with a parade (featuring horses, floats, antique cars, tractors, children on decorated bikes and any number of other entrants), the day includes games for children, artisan vendors, a book sale, community lunch, local performers, and ends off with a fireworks display. The family of Mr Stanley Whitcomb, including his daughters and now his grandchildren, has been leading the parade for several decades.



Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 761 Decrease 2.1%
2006 777 Increase 9.6%
2001 709 Increase 10.4%
1996 642 Decrease 4.9%
1991 675 N/A


Mother tongue (2011)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 440 57.89%
English only 270 35.5%
Other non-official languages 30 3.95%
Both English and French 15 1.97%
French and non-official language 5 0.66%

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