Saint-Colomban, Quebec

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See also Saint-Colomban, France.
Location within La Rivière-du-Nord RCM.
Location within La Rivière-du-Nord RCM.
Saint-Colomban is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°44′N 74°08′W / 45.733°N 74.133°W / 45.733; -74.133Coordinates: 45°44′N 74°08′W / 45.733°N 74.133°W / 45.733; -74.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
RCM La Rivière-du-Nord
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Jacques Labrosse
 • Federal riding Mirabel
 • Prov. riding Argenteuil
 • Total 94.00 km2 (36.29 sq mi)
 • Land 93.56 km2 (36.12 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 13,080
 • Density 139.8/km2 (362/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 29.0%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J5K 1A1
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways No major routes

Saint-Colomban is a city in the regional county municipality of La Rivière-du-Nord in Québec, Canada. It is situated in the Laurentides region of Québec and was named in honour of Saint Columbanus.

The pioneer responsible for developing the village was the priest John Falvey, who constructed the parish and preached to the first parishioners.

Saint-Colomban was also the birthplace of Mr. Justice Emmett Hall, a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada widely considered to be one of the fathers of Medicare.


The Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord operates French-language public schools.


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