L'Île-Dorval

Dorval Island or L'Île-Dorval (French pronunciation: [lil dɔʁval]) is a city and an island in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in Lake Saint-Louis off the Island of Montreal. It lies a short distance offshore from the city of Dorval and is connected with a seasonal ferry service.

Dorval Island
Dorval Island as painted by Frances Anne Hopkins, 1866.
Montreal and surrounding islands with L'Île-Dorval shown in red.
Dorval Island
Location in Greater Montreal
Dorval Island
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°25′56″N 73°44′29″W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionMontreal
RCMNone
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 2006
Government
  MayorGisèle Chapleau
  Federal ridingDorval—Lachine—LaSalle
  Prov. ridingMarquette
Area
  Total0.20 km2 (0.08 sq mi)
  Land0.18 km2 (0.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[4]
  Total5
  Density27.7/km2 (72/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
N/A
  Dwellings
59
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
H9S 5W4
Area code(s)514 and 438
Websiteliledorvalisland.ca

A cottaging spot, it had only 5 permanent residents as of the Canada 2011 Census, making it the smallest municipality in Canada both in area and population. In the 2001 census the official population had dropped to zero, according to Statistics Canada. However, because not only permanent residents but also property owners are eligible to vote in municipal elections in Quebec, there were 50 registered voters in 2004.

On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it merged with the city of Montreal to become part of the borough of Dorval–L'Île-Dorval. After a change of government and a 2004 referendum it became independent once again, effective January 1, 2006.

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