Saint-Zotique, Quebec

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Saint-Zotique
St-Zotique QC 1.JPG
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM
Location within Vaudreuil-Soulanges RCM
St-Zotique is located in Southern Quebec
St-Zotique
St-Zotique
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°15′N 74°15′W / 45.25°N 74.25°W / 45.25; -74.25Coordinates: 45°15′N 74°15′W / 45.25°N 74.25°W / 45.25; -74.25[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMVaudreuil-Soulanges
ConstitutedMay 27, 1967
Government
 • MayorYvon Chiasson
 • Federal ridingSalaberry—Suroît
 • Prov. ridingSoulanges
Area
 • Total50.30 km2 (19.42 sq mi)
 • Land25.19 km2 (9.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
 • Total6,773
 • Density268.8/km2 (696/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 29.0%
 • Dwellings
2,893
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-20

Route 338
Websitewww.st-zotique.com

Saint-Zotique (/ˌsɛ̃zɔ'tsɪk/) is a municipality located within the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region located about 45 minutes west of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is named for Saint Zoticus of Comana.

The municipality resides on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River and Lake Saint Francis and along the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor, the most populated area in Canada.

History[edit]

The first economic activities in the region started in the mid-18th century with forest exploitation and agriculture. The place was first named "Concession-du-Lac" and "Lac-Saint-François" after the adjacent lake. Subsequently, it was also known as "Longueuil-sur-le-Lac" (because it was part of the seigneury of New Longueuil, and "Moulin-Biron" (named after the owner of the first sawmill built near the wharf).[5]

Saint-Zotique officially became parish near 1849 when it was separated from the parish of Saint-Polycarpe located a few kilometers to the north. In 1854, its post office opened, and a year later in 1855, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Zotique was formed.[5]

In 1913, the village itself split off from the parish municipality to form the Village Municipality of Saint-Zotique, and eventually the two municipalities merged again to form a new village municipality in 1967. On April 4, 2009, it changed its status to just municipality.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Saint-Zotique, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 6,773 (+29.0% from 2006) 5,251 (+26.3% from 2001)
Land area: 25.19 km2 (9.73 sq mi) 25.19 km2 (9.73 sq mi)
Population density: 268.8/km2 (696/sq mi) 208.4/km2 (540/sq mi)
Median age: 37.9 (M: 38.0, F: 37.9) 38.8 (M: 39.1, F: 38.5)
Total private dwellings: 2,893 2,267
Median household income: $66,171 $59,807
References: 2011[4] 2006[6] earlier[7]
Historical Census Data - Saint-Zotique, Quebec[8]
YearPop.±%
1991 2,515—    
1996 3,683+46.4%
2001 4,158+12.9%
2006 5,251+26.3%
2011 6,773+29.0%
2016 7,934+17.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Saint-Zotique, Quebec[8]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
7,935
7,335 Increase 16.5% 92.44% 345 Increase 18.0% 4.35% 65 Steady 0.0% 0.82% 165 Increase 153.8% 2.08%
2011
6,760
6,295 Increase 21.1% 93.12% 300 Increase 43.3% 4.44% 65 Increase 30.8% 0.96% 100 Increase 25.0% 1.48%
2006
5,255
4,965 Increase 19.8% 94.48% 170 Increase 20.6% 3.23% 45 Increase 44.4% 0.86% 75 Increase 86.7% 1.43%
2001
4,150
3,980 Increase 14.1% 95.90% 135 Decrease 6.9% 3.25% 25 Decrease 58.3% 0.60% 10 Decrease 77.8% 0.24%
1996
3,670
3,420 n/a 93.19% 145 n/a 3.95% 60 n/a 1.63% 45 n/a 1.23%

Attractions[edit]

St-Zotique beach

The town is home to a popular beach which can accommodate as many as 10,000 people. Located on Lac Saint-François, nautical sports are among the region's most popular activities and the town also has a golf course.[9]

Infrastructure[edit]

Town hall of St-Zotique

Transportation[edit]

Located on Route 338 and just south of Autoroute 20 near the Ontario-Quebec border, it is easily accessible from the busiest transportation corridor of the country with direct links to Montreal, Cornwall and Toronto.

Education[edit]

Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs operates Francophone schools.[10]

  • École de la Riveraine
  • École des Orioles
  • École Saint-Zotique
  • École Virginie-Roy
  • 2e Avenue is zoned to École Léopold-Carrière in Les Coteaux[11]

Lester B. Pearson School Board operates Anglophone schools.[12]

  • Soulanges Elementary School in Saint-Télesphore or Evergreen Elementary and Forest Hill Elementary (Junior Campus and Senior campus) in Saint-Lazare

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 402430 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-Zotique
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VAUDREUIL--SOULANGES (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Fiche descriptive: Saint-Zotique". www.toponymie.gouv.qc.ca. Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. 17 February 2012.
  8. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  9. ^ Saint-Zotique official website - Recreation Archived 18 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "Les écoles et les centres". Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Liste des bassins desservis par les écoles en 2017-2018." Commission Scolaire des Trois-Lacs. Retrieved on September 30, 2017.
  12. ^ "School Board Map." Lester B. Pearson School Board. Retrieved on September 28, 2017.

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