Mascouche, Quebec


Mascouche, Quebec
Mascouche
Coordinates: 45°45′N 73°36′W / 45.75°N 73.6°W / 45.75; -73.6
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Lanaudière
Regional County Les Moulins
Settled
Incorporated July 1, 1855
Government
 – Type Ville
 – Mayor Richard Marcotte
 – Federal riding Montcalm
 – Prov. riding Masson
Area[1]
 – Total 107.95 km2 (41.7 sq mi)
 – Land 106.64 km2 (41.2 sq mi)
Population (2006)[2]
 – Total 33,764
 – Density 316.6/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code
Area code(s) 450
Website www.ville.mascouche.qc.ca

Mascouche is a suburban city north of Montreal in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River and has a population of 33,764,[2] ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

The current mayor is Richard Marcotte.

Contents

History

Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.

Infrastructure

Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

Demographics

Population:[3]

  • Population in 2006: 33,764 (2001 to 2006 population change: 14.2 %)
  • Population in 2001: 29,556
  • Population in 1996: 28,097
  • Population in 1991: 25,828

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 12,059 (total dwellings: 12,398)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 2.9 %
  • French as first language: 93.7 %
  • English and French as first language: 0.4 %
  • Other as first language: 3 %

Famous residents

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

References

  1. ^ Total area: Ministère des Affaires Municipales, Régions et Occupation de territoire
    Land area: Statistics Canada 2006 Census – Mascouche community profile
  2. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2006 Census – Mascouche community profile
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census



Coordinates: 45°45′00″N 73°36′00″W / 45.750005°N 73.600005°W / 45.750005; -73.600005


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