Mirabel Regional County Municipality

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Regional county municipality
Location of Mirabel
Coordinates: 45°39′N 74°05′W / 45.650°N 74.083°W / 45.650; -74.083Coordinates: 45°39′N 74°05′W / 45.650°N 74.083°W / 45.650; -74.083[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
Effective 1985[1]
Dissolved 2001
County seat Mirabel
 • Type Prefecture
 • Total 489 km2 (189 sq mi)
 • Land 485.41 km2 (187.42 sq mi)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 27,330
 • Density 56.3/km2 (146/sq mi)
 • Change (1996–2001) Increase20.8%
 • Dwellings 10,067
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450

Mirabel was a former regional county municipality whose territory coincided with the city of Mirabel, Quebec. It was established in 1985, whereas the city itself had been constituted in 1971.

It ceased to exist by January 1, 2002, in the midst of the early 2000s municipal reorganization in Quebec. Although the city of Mirabel itself was unaffected, legislation[3] gave newly constituted cities arising from that municipal reorganization the powers of a regional county municipality for the purpose of certain laws, and Mirabel got similar powers. Today, Mirabel is not part of any regional county municipality; for statistical and census purposes, it is considered a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality.

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