The Emery Mill on the Bayonne River
Location within Matawinie RCM.
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|Constituted||December 24, 1997|
|• Mayor||Martin Desroches|
|• Federal riding||Joliette|
|• Prov. riding||Berthier|
|• Total||89.80 km2 (34.67 sq mi)|
|• Land||87.87 km2 (33.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||68.6/km2 (178/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||4.8%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0K 2M0|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
|Highways|| Route 131
Historically it was part of the Berthier Seignory. Circa 1830, a small group of pioneers from England, Scotland, and Ireland started to colonize the place. In 1840, the Mission of Saint-Félix-de-Valois was formed and soon after in 1844 it became a parish when it separated from the Sainte-Élisabeth Parish. It was named after Felix of Valois.
In 1845, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois was first established, but abolished two years later. In 1851, its post office opened. In 1855, the parish municipality was reestablished.
In 1926, the main village, also known as Saint-Félix-de-Valois, was incorporated as a separate Village Municipality. On December 24, 1997, the parish municipality and the village municipality were reunited into the new Municipality of Saint-Félix-de-Valois.
|Historical Census Data - Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Quebec|
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 2548 (total dwellings: 2749)
- English as first language: 0.5%
- French as first language: 98.2%
- English and French as first language: 0.3%
- Other as first language: 1%
- Peter B. Champagne, American businessman and politician
- Michel Vaillancourt, silver medalist at the 1976 Olympics in equestrian
- "Saint-Félix-de-Valois (Municipalité)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-11-17.
- Geographic code 62007 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Félix-de-Valois census profile
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census