Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality

Pierre-De Saurel

Regional county municipality

Location in province of Quebec.

Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000Coordinates: 45°58′N 73°00′W / 45.967°N 73.000°W / 45.967; -73.000[1]

Country
 Canada

Province
 Quebec

Region
Montérégie

Effective
January 1, 1982

Named for
Pierre de Saurel

County seat
Sorel-Tracy

Government[2]

 • Type
Prefecture

 • Prefect
Gilles Salvas

Area[2][3]

 • Total
639.00 km2 (246.72 sq mi)

 • Land
598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)

Population (2011)[3]

 • Total
50,900

 • Density
85.1/km2 (220/sq mi)

 • Pop 2006-2011
1.9%

 • Dwellings
24,648

Time zone
EST (UTC−5)

 • Summer (DST)
EDT (UTC−4)

Area code(s)
450 and 579

Website
www.mrcpierredesaurel.com

Pierre-De Saurel is a regional county municipality in the Montérégie region in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Originally named Le Bas-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, the name change to Pierre-De Saurel took effect on January 1, 2009. Its seat is in Sorel-Tracy. It is located on the Richelieu River, downstream from La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality at the confluence of the Richelieu and Saint Lawrence River.
The RCM is named after Pierre de Saurel, a captain and seigneur who rebuilt Fort Richelieu in 1647.

Contents

1 Subdivisions
2 Demographics

2.1 Population
2.2 Language

3 Transportation

3.1 Access routes

4 See also
5 References
6 External links

Subdivisions[edit]
There are 12 subdivisions within the RCM:[2]

Cities & Towns (3)

Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel
Saint-Ours
Sorel-Tracy

Municipalities (7)

Saint-Aimé
Saint-David
Saint-Robert
Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu
Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel
Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel
Yamaska

Parishes (1)

Saint-Gérard-Majella

Villages (1)

Massueville

Demographics[edit]
Population[edit]

Canada census – Pierre-De Saurel Regional County Municipality community profile

2011
2006
2001

Population:
50,900 (+1.9% from 2006)
49,932 (-0.3% from 2001)
50,066 (-4.3% from 1996)

Land area:
598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
598.13 km2 (230.94 sq mi)
597.66 km2 (230.76 sq mi)

Population density:
85.1/km2 (220/sq mi)
83.5/km2 (216/sq mi)
83.8/km2 (217/sq mi)

Median age:
49.0 (M: 48.1, F: 50
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