Havelock, Quebec

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Havelock
Township municipality
Havelock Town Hall, National Historic Site of Canada
Havelock Town Hall, National Historic Site of Canada
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Location within Le Haut-Saint-Laurent RCM.
Havelock is located in Southern Quebec
Havelock
Havelock
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°03′N 73°45′W / 45.050°N 73.750°W / 45.050; -73.750Coordinates: 45°03′N 73°45′W / 45.050°N 73.750°W / 45.050; -73.750[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
Constituted April 1, 1863
Named for Henry Havelock[1]
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Denis Henderson
 • Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
 • Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area[2][4]
 • Total 89.40 km2 (34.52 sq mi)
 • Land 88.92 km2 (34.33 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 756
 • Density 8.5/km2 (22/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 0.7%
 • Dwellings 416
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0S 2C0
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways Route 202
Route 203

Havelock is a township in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipalityin southern Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 756. Neighbouring townships include Franklin to the west, St-Chrysostome to the north and Hemmingford to the east. Havelock's southern boundary is situated along the Canadian border with New York State, United States.

Located within Havelock is Covey Hill, one of the northernmost hills of the Adirondack Mountains and the highest point in Le Haut-Saint-Laurent Regional County Municipality.[5]

History[edit]

Named after Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, a British general who served in India, the township was created in 1863 from the west end of Hemmingford Township.

Geography[edit]

Communities[edit]

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers[edit]

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Topographic Features[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Havelock, Quebec[8]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 738 —    
1996 811 +9.9%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 794 −2.1%
2006 761 −4.2%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 756 −0.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Havelock, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
750
500 Steady 0.0% 66.67% 225 Increase 2.3% 30.00% 5 Increase n/a% 0.66% 20 Decrease 20.0% 2.67%
2006
745
500 Decrease 9.1% 67.11% 220 Decrease 2.2% 29.53% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 25 Increase n/a% 3.36%
2001
790
550 Increase 12.2% 69.62% 225 Decrease 22.4% 28.48% 15 Increase 50.0% 1.90% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00%
1996
810
490 n/a 60.49% 290 n/a 35.80% 10 n/a 1.24% 20 n/a 2.47%

Arts and culture[edit]

The town is noted for its annual agricultural fair, Havelock Fair, held every September. It showcases the best the local countryside has to offer. It was founded in 1871 and is one of the oldest fairs in Canada.[9]

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