Beauharnois, Quebec

Beauharnois (/bˈhɑːrnwɑː/)[5] is a city located in the Beauharnois-Salaberry Regional County Municipality of southwestern Quebec, Canada, and is part of the Greater Montreal Area. The city's population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 12,011. It is home to the Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Station, as well as the Beauharnois Lock of the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Beauharnois
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Beauharnois
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates: 45°19′N 73°52′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontérégie
RCMBeauharnois-Salaberry
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2002
Government
  MayorBruno Tremblay
  Federal ridingSalaberry—Suroît
  Prov. ridingBeauharnois
Area
  Total83.70 km2 (32.32 sq mi)
  Land69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
  Total12,011
  Density173.9/km2 (450/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
0.8%
  Dwellings
5,585
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J6N
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways
A-30

Route 132
Route 205
Route 236
Websiteville.beauharnois.qc.ca

History

The Battle of Beauharnois was fought at Beauharnois in 1838, between Lower Canada loyalists and Patriote rebels.

As part of the 2000–2006 municipal reorganization in Quebec, the neighbouring towns of Maple Grove and Melocheville were amalgamated into Beauharnois on January 1, 2002.

Geography

Communities

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Lakes & Rivers

The following waterways pass through or are situated within the municipality's boundaries:[1]

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Beauharnois, Quebec community profile
2011 2006
Population: 12,011 (+0.8% from 2006) 11,918 (+46.4% from 2001)
Land area: 69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi) 69.09 km2 (26.68 sq mi)
Population density: 173.9/km2 (450/sq mi) 172.5/km2 (447/sq mi)
Median age: 46.5 (M: 45.8, F: 47.2) 44.0 (M: 43.3, F: 44.7)
Total private dwellings: 5,585 5,257
Median household income: $51,185 $44,703
Notes: Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002. – References: 2011[6] 2006[7] earlier[8]
Historical Census Data - Beauharnois, Quebec[9]
YearPop.±%
1991 6,449    
1996 6,435−0.2%
2001 6,387−0.7%
2002+ 11,454+79.3%
2006 11,918+4.1%
2011 12,011+0.8%
Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002.

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Beauharnois, Quebec[9]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2016
12,670
11,865 5.5% 93.65% 505 9.8% 3.98% 115 9.5% 0.91% 185 48% 1.46%
2011
11,935
11,245 1.7% 94.22% 460 16.5% 3.85% 105 133.3% 0.88% 125 37.5% 1.05%
2006
11,695
11,055 84.6% 94.53% 395 163.3% 3.38% 45 30.8% 0.38% 200 471.4% 1.71%
2001
6,240
5,990 1.1% 95.99% 150 15.4% 2.40% 65 62.5% 1.04% 35 12.5% 0.56%
1996
6,265
6,055 n/a 98.75% 130 n/a 0.69% 40 n/a 0.33% 40 n/a 0.23%
Amalgamated with Maple Grove and Melocheville on January 1, 2002

Economy

In 2012, OVH started construction of its first Canadian data centre in Beauharnois, one of the largest in the world.

See also

References

  1. Reference number 133648 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. "Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Beauharnois". Archived from the original on 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
  3. Riding history for Beauharnois—Salaberry, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
  4. 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Beauharnois, Quebec
  5. The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press
  6. "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
  7. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  8. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  9. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
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