Local development centre in Montebello
Location within Papineau RCM.
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|Constituted||August 29, 1878|
|• Mayor||Wesley Fairchild|
|• Federal riding||Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation|
|• Prov. riding||Papineau|
|• Total||10.50 km2 (4.05 sq mi)|
|• Land||8.36 km2 (3.23 sq mi)|
|• Density||117.0/km2 (303/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||0.9%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Highways|| Route 148 |
Montebello is a municipality located in the Papineau Regional County Municipality of Western Quebec, Canada. At the 2001 census, there were 1,039 permanent residents. The village has a total area of 7.95 square kilometres (3.07 sq mi), and is located at the eastern edge of Quebec's Outaouais region. It is located on the border with Ontario.
Since 2005, it also hosts the Amnesia Rockfest, which has become Canada's largest rock festival. Past performers include System of a Down, Blink-182, Alice Cooper, The Offspring, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Linkin Park, Rise Against and Dream Theater.
Non-native settlement of the area began when the land of the Petite Nation Seigneury was purchased by Joseph Papineau in 1801. Later in 1817, Louis-Joseph Papineau inherited the property and starting in 1846, built the Manor of Montebello, which is now a National Historic Site in the national park system, operated by Parks Canada. The Family Museum, (c. 1880) which is on the national Register of Historic Places, is next to Manoir Papineau, on the grounds of the National Historic Site.
Louis-Joseph is credited with giving the name "Monte-Bello" to the location in 1854 as tribute to Louis Napoleon Lannes, Duke of Montebello (1801-1874), French diplomat and foreign minister in 1839, with whom he had become acquainted during his exile in France from 1839 to 1845.
In 1855, the village got its post office. In 1878, it separated from the Parish Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours-de-la-Petite-Nation and formed the Village Municipality of Montebello. On August 2, 2003, its status was changed and it became the Municipality of Montebello.
On August 20–21, 2007, the President of the United States (George W. Bush), the Prime Minister of Canada (Stephen Harper), and the President of Mexico (Felipe Calderón) held a major trilateral summit meeting, in relation to the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, at the Château Montebello. A diverse group numbering more than 1,200 protestors opposed the SPP meeting. The group included labour unions, environmental activists, political parties and NGOs.
- Population in 2011: 978 (2006 to 2011 population change: -0.9%)
- Population in 2006: 987
- Population in 2001: 1039
- 2001 to 2006 population change: 5.0%
- Population in 1996: 1066
- Population in 1991: 1022
Private dwellings (occupied by usual residents): 457
- English as first language: 4%
- French as first language: 92%
- English and French as first language: 0%
- Other as first language: 4%
- Reference number 379130 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- "Montebello". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
- "Montebello census profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
- Manoir Papineau. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
- "Montebello" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2015-08-20.
- http://www.historicplaces.ca/visit-visite/affichage-display.aspx?id=10215 Canadian Register of Historic Places.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- "Montebello community profile". 2006 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-08-11.
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