Varennes, Quebec

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Varennes
Sainte-Anne de Varennes Basilica
Coat of arms of Varennes
Coat of arms
Official logo of Varennes
Logo
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Location within Marguerite-D'Youville RCM.
Varennes is located in Southern Quebec
Varennes
Varennes
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°41′N 73°26′W / 45.683°N 73.433°W / 45.683; -73.433Coordinates: 45°41′N 73°26′W / 45.683°N 73.433°W / 45.683; -73.433[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMMarguerite-D'Youville
Settled1672
ConstitutedAugust 26, 1972
Government
 • MayorMartin Damphousse
 • Federal ridingPierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères
 • Prov. ridingVerchères
Area
 • Total114.40 km2 (44.17 sq mi)
 • Land92.53 km2 (35.73 sq mi)
Elevation
19 m (62 ft)
Population
(2011)[4]
 • Total20,994
 • Density226.9/km2 (588/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 0.2%
 • Dwellings
8,001
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Websitewww.ville.varennes.qc.ca

Varennes is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southwestern Quebec, Canada, on the Saint Lawrence River in the Marguerite-D'Youville Regional County Municipality. The city is approximately 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Downtown Montreal. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 20,994. In 2015, the population is listed at 24,000.

History[edit]

Saint-Joachim Chapel

The history of Varennes[5] starts with the arrival of the Régiment de Carignan-Salières[6] in New France. René Gaultier,[7] sieur de Varennes, was given three concessions by intendant Jean Talon in 1672, le Tremblay, la Gabelle and Varennes.[8] Jaques-René,[9] one of his sons, was the second seigneur of Varennes. Five seignories later composed the Varennes parish. They were the seignories du Cap de Varennes, de l'île Sainte Thérese, de Grand Maison, du Cap de la trinité and du Cap Saint-Michel. The town was captured by the British during the Seven Years' War. It was part of the Province of Quebec (1763–1791), then of Lower Canada, before it returned to being part of Quebec again in 1867 due to Canadian Confederation.

Varennes gained the status of city in 1972.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Varennes, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 20,994 (+0.2% from 2006) 20,950 (+6.6% from 2001)
Land area: 92.53 km2 (35.73 sq mi) 92.53 km2 (35.73 sq mi)
Population density: 226.9/km2 (588/sq mi) 226.4/km2 (586/sq mi)
Median age: 39.5 (M: 38.7, F: 40.2) 37.2 (M: 36.8, F: 37.6)
Total private dwellings: 8,001 7,711
Median household income: $83,908 $72,731
References: 2011[4] 2006[10] earlier[11]
Historical Census Data - Varennes, Quebec[12]
YearPop.±%
1991 14,758—    
1996 18,842+27.7%
YearPop.±%
2001 19,653+4.3%
2006 20,950+6.6%
YearPop.±%
2011 20,994+0.2%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Varennes, Quebec[12]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
20,835
19,985 Decrease 0.1% 95.92% 360 Increase 18.0% 1.73% 125 Increase 177.8% 0.60% 365 Decrease 11.0% 1.75%
2006
20,770
20,010 Increase 5.4% 96.34% 305 Decrease 18.7% 1.47% 45 Increase 28.6% 0.22% 410 Increase 241.6% 1.97%
2001
19,520
18,990 Increase 4.0% 97.28% 375 Increase 31.6% 1.92% 35 Decrease 63.2% 0.18% 120 Increase 100.0% 0.61%
1996
18,705
18,265 n/a 97.65% 285 n/a 1.52% 95 n/a 0.51% 60 n/a 0.32%

Prominent citizens[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 65025 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Varennes
  3. ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VERCHÈRES--LES PATRIOTES (Quebec)
  4. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  5. ^ (French)Varennes: notes pour servir à l'histoire de cette seigneurie
  6. ^ Régiment de Carignan-Salières In french on Wikipédia
  7. ^ Tessier, Albert (1979) [1966]. "Gaultier de Varennes, René". In Brown, George Williams. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. I (1000–1700) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  8. ^ (French)Toponymy page on the Varennes web site
  9. ^ Standen, S. Dale (1974). "Gaultier de Varennes, Jacques-René". In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. III (1741–1770) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.
  10. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-30.
  11. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  12. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

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