Location within Les Sources RCM
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Constituted||January 1, 1879|
|• Mayor||Langevin Gagnon|
|• Federal riding||Richmond—Arthabaska|
|• Prov. riding||Richmond|
|• Total||152.40 km2 (58.84 sq mi)|
|• Land||152.85 km2 (59.02 sq mi)|
|There is an apparent
contradiction between two
|• Density||1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||2.7%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0B 3J0|
Ham-Sud is a municipality in Quebec, Canada.
Prior to October 22, 2011 it was a parish municipality and its name was Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud. It lies 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the east of Wotton and about 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the southwest of Thetford Mines. Quebec Route 257 passes through the region.
Colonized in the middle of the 19th century, the township of Ham-Sud, established in 1851, takes its name from a village in the county of Essex in England. One of its first inhabitants, Joseph Dion, would eventually see his first name honoured through attribution to the mission in 1869. The parish was established both canonically and civilly in 1877. The parish municipality, installed two years later, would also take this denomination, Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud.
The 2006 census counted 219 inhabitants, which is a 6.8% decrease from 2001.
Of these, 100% are native speakers of French.
On 22 Oct. 2011, the parish municipality of Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud changed its name and status to simply Municipality of Ham-Sud.
- Reference number 359444 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- Geographic code 40005 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "(Code 2440005) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
- http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/publications/referenc/pdf2011/modif_oct11.pdf[permanent dead link]
- "Toponymie : Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud" (in French).
- "Recensement 2006 : Saint-Joseph-de-Ham-Sud" (in French).
- "Modifications aux municipalités du Québec" (PDF) (in French). Institut de la statistique du Québec. October 2011. p. 3. ISSN 1715-6408.[permanent dead link]