La Plaine, Quebec

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La Plaine, Quebec
Coordinates: 45°42′N 73°39′W / 45.700°N 73.650°W / 45.700; -73.650
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Seigneurie Des Plaines 1765
Saint-Joachim de La Plaine 1877
La Plaine 1995
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,673
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) -4 (UTC)
Postal code(s) J7M
Area code(s) 450

La Plaine is an off-island suburb of Montreal, and a formerly incorporated town in southwestern Quebec, Canada. It lies north of Montreal and Laval. It is now part of the City of Terrebonne in the Regional County Municipality of Les Moulins.

History[edit]

The city of La Plaine was founded in 1830 on fragments of other cities, namely Mascouche, Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Saint-Lin and Terrebonne. At that time, the lords of Terrebonne and Lachenaie were building the road named "chemin de la Grande Ligne" to join the two cities. It is now called Laurier Boulevard. In 1877, the rail system was developed and stimulated the economic growth. The village of Saint-Joachim was founded during that time, which was later, in 1920, to be renamed La Plaine.

Population[edit]

At the time of the merger in 2001, the population of La Plaine was 15,673.

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Coordinates: 45°42′N 73°39′W / 45.700°N 73.650°W / 45.700; -73.650 (La Plaine, Quebec)