Stanstead, Quebec (township)

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For the city of the same name, see Stanstead, Quebec (city).
Township municipality
Amy Corners Area, Stanstead, QC J0B, Canada - panoramio (1).jpg
Location within Memphrémagog RCM
Location within Memphrémagog RCM
Stanstead is located in Southern Quebec
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°05′N 72°08′W / 45.083°N 72.133°W / 45.083; -72.133Coordinates: 45°05′N 72°08′W / 45.083°N 72.133°W / 45.083; -72.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Estrie
RCM Memphrémagog
Constituted July 1, 1855
 • Mayor Eric Evans
 • Federal riding Compton—Stanstead
 • Prov. riding Orford
 • Total 135.70 km2 (52.39 sq mi)
 • Land 113.34 km2 (43.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 1,038
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 2.5%
 • Dwellings 848
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J1X 3W4
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 247

Stanstead is a township municipality of about 1,000 people in the Memphrémagog Regional County Municipality in the Estrie region of Quebec. It is not to be confused with the city of Stanstead, which is nearby although not directly adjacent (the municipality of Ogden lies in between).

Formally, the township consists of two villages: Fitch Bay (founded in 1855) and Georgeville (founded in the 1890s). Both villages formed as a result of English-speaking migrants from the United States state of Vermont[citation needed] until borderline customs stations were established after 1920.[citation needed] Today, the population is bilingual with predominance in French language (about 57%).

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