Sainte-Sophie, Quebec

Sainte-Sophie is a municipality in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada, part of the La Rivière-du-Nord Regional County Municipality.

Sainte-Sophie

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Location within La Rivière-du-Nord RCM
Ste-Sophie
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 45°49′N 73°54′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLaurentides
RCMLa Rivière-du-Nord
ConstitutedMay 3, 2000
Government
  MayorLouise Gallant
  Federal ridingRivière-du-Nord
  Prov. ridingRousseau
Area
  Total111.50 km2 (43.05 sq mi)
  Land111.28 km2 (42.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
  Total13,375
  Density120.2/km2 (311/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
29.2%
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J5J
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 158
Route 333
Websitewww.stesophie.ca

History

The new Municipality of Sainte-Sophie was created on May 2, 2000, when the old Municipality of Sainte-Sophie was merged with the Village Municipality of New Glasgow.

Demographics

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 13375 (2006 to 2011 population change: 29.2%)
  • Population in 2006: 10,355 (2001 to 2006 population change: 15.5%)
  • Population in 2001: 8966
  • Population in 1996: 8691
    • Sainte-Sophie: 8534
    • New Glasgow: 157
  • Population in 1991:
    • Sainte-Sophie: 7377
    • New Glasgow: 167

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 5,162 (total dwellings: 5,437)

Education

The Commission scolaire de la Rivière-du-Nord operates French-language public schools.[5]

  • École primaire du Joli-Bois
  • École primaire Jean-Moreau
  • École primaire Sainte-Sophie
  • The primary school Sacré-Coeur in Saint-Jérôme serves a section
  • École secondaire Cap-Jeunesse and École secondaire des Hauts-Sommets in Saint-Jérôme

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

References


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