Ham-Sud, Quebec

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Mont Ham
Location within Les Sources RCM
Location within Les Sources RCM
Ham-Sud is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°45′N 71°36′W / 45.75°N 71.6°W / 45.75; -71.6Coordinates: 45°45′N 71°36′W / 45.75°N 71.6°W / 45.75; -71.6[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Les Sources
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)
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contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 225
 • Density 1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.7%
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0B 3J0
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 257
Website ham-sud.ca

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.[4] 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.[5]


The 2006 census counted 219 inhabitants, which is a 6.8% decrease from 2001.[6]

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.[7]


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