Saint-Valentin, Quebec

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Saint-Valentin
St-Valentin-Eglise-LV.jpg
Coat of arms of Saint-Valentin
Motto(s): 
Faire que devra
Location within Le Haut-Richelieu RCM
Location within Le Haut-Richelieu RCM
Saint-Valentin is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Valentin
Saint-Valentin
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°08′N 73°19′W / 45.133°N 73.317°W / 45.133; -73.317Coordinates: 45°08′N 73°19′W / 45.133°N 73.317°W / 45.133; -73.317[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMLe Haut-Richelieu
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
Government
 • MayorPierre Chamberland
 • Federal ridingSaint-Jean
 • Prov. ridingHuntingdon
Area
 • Total39.50 km2 (15.25 sq mi)
 • Land39.56 km2 (15.27 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total470
 • Density11.9/km2 (31/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 1.7%
 • Dwellings
173
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 202
Websitewww.municipalite.
saint-valentin.qc.ca

Saint-Valentin is a municipality in southern Quebec, Canada located in the administrative area of the Montérégie. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 470.

Named after the Christian hallow Saint Valentine, the community has lately[when?] been trying to capitalize on its name as a destination for lovers. A Festival de la Saint-Valentin is held every February, along with a St. Valentine's Day Mass. The post office frequently receives letters from around the world to postmark.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Saint-Valentin, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 470 (-1.7% from 2006) 478 (-0.2% from 2001)
Land area: 39.56 km2 (15.27 sq mi) 39.56 km2 (15.27 sq mi)
Population density: 11.9/km2 (31/sq mi) 12.1/km2 (31/sq mi)
Median age: 39.3 (M: 42.8, F: 34.5) 40.6 (M: 42.4, F: 38.0)
Total private dwellings: 173 188
Median household income: $58,180 $50,765
References: 2011[4] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Saint-Valentin, Quebec[8]
YearPop.±%
1991 510—    
1996 490−3.9%
YearPop.±%
2001 479−2.2%
2006 478−0.2%
YearPop.±%
2011 470−1.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Valentin, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
460
425 Decrease 11.5% 92.39% 10 Steady 0.0% 2.17% 5 Decrease 50.0% 1.09% 20 Increase 100.0% 4.35%
2006
510
480 Increase 9.1% 94.12% 10 Decrease 60.0% 1.96% 10 Increase n/a% 1.96% 10 Decrease 33.3% 1.96%
2001
480
440 Increase 1.1% 91.67% 25 Increase n/a% 5.21% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 15 Decrease 70.0% 3.12%
1996
495
435 n/a 87.88% 0 n/a 0.00% 10 n/a 2.02% 50 n/a 10.10%

Education[edit]

The South Shore Protestant Regional School Board previously served the municipality.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 402076 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Saint-Valentin
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: Saint-Jean (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  5. ^ Peretz, Ingrid. "Saint-Valentin, Que., has its heart set on becoming the capital of love." The Globe and Mail. February 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ King, M.J. (Chairperson of the board). "South Shore Protestant Regional School Board" (St. Johns, PQ). The News and Eastern Townships Advocate. Volume 119, No. 5. Thursday December 16, 1965. p. 2. Retrieved from Google News on November 23, 2014.