Saint-Lin–Laurentides

Saint-Lin–Laurentides is a small city located in the Montcalm Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada. Its official name uses an en dash; however, the city's own website uses the two-hyphen version of its name: Saint-Lin-Laurentides. In the Canada 2011 Census its population was 17,463.

Saint-Lin–Laurentides
Location within Montcalm RCM.
Saint-Lin–Laurentides
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°51′N 73°46′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMMontcalm
Settled1807
ConstitutedMarch 1, 2000
Government
  MayorPatrick Massé
  Federal ridingMontcalm
  Prov. ridingRousseau
Area
  Total118.80 km2 (45.87 sq mi)
  Land118.52 km2 (45.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total17,463
  Density147.3/km2 (382/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
23.3%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J5M
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways[4] Route 158
Route 335
Route 337
Websitewww.saint-lin-laurentides.com

Saint-Lin was the birthplace of former Canadian Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, whose paternal home is now a National Historic Site of Canada.

History

Saint-Lin–Laurentides was formed on 1 March 2000, when the Municipality of Saint-Lin and the Town of Laurentides were merged.[5]

Saint-Lin was first settled in 1807 when pioneers from Saint-Pierre-du-Portage (now L'Assomption) arrived. In 1828, the Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaie Parish was founded. In 1845, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Lin was established, but was abolished 2 years later in 1847 when it was absorbed into the county municipality. That same year, its post office opened. In 1855, the municipality was reestablished as Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaye, with Carolus Laurier, father of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as first mayor.[5]

Laurentides was originally the Village Municipality of Saint-Lin, which became an incorporate entity in 1856. In 1883, it changed name and statutes and became the Town of Laurentides. Also that year, the local post office opened.[6]

Demographics

Population:[7]

  • Population in 2011: 17,463 (2006 to 2011 population change: 23.3%)
  • Population in 2006: 14,159 (2001 to 2006 population change: 14.4%)
  • Population in 2001: 12,379
  • Population in 1996:
    • Laurentides: 2703
    • Saint-Lin: 9336
  • Population in 1991:
    • Laurentides: 2336
    • Saint-Lin: 7029

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 6618 (total dwellings: 6972)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 1.5%
  • French as first language: 96.9%
  • English and French as first language: 0.5%
  • Other as first language: 1.25%

Education

The Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools

  • École de l'Aubier[8]
  • École des Trois-Temps
    • pavillon de l'Arc-en-Ciel[9]
    • pavillon de l'Oiseau-Bleu[10]
    • pavillon Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier[11]
  • École de l'Ami-Soleil [12]

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates English-language public schools. Schools serving the town:

References

  1. Reference number 360840 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. Geographic code 63048 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Saint-Lin-Laurentides census profile
  4. Official Transport Quebec Road Map
  5. "Saint-Lin–Laurentides (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  6. "Laurentides (Ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  7. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  8. "de l'Aubier." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.
  9. "des Trois-Temps (pavillon de l'Arc-en-Ciel)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.
  10. "des Trois-Temps (pavillon de l'Oiseau-Bleu)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.
  11. "des Trois-Temps (pavillon Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier)." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.
  12. "du Carrefour-des-Lacs." Commission scolaire des Samares. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.
  13. "JOLIETTE ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  14. "LAURENTIA ELEMENTARY ZONE." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 4, 2017.
  15. "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.



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