Montérégie


Montérégie
Montérégie
—  Administrative region  —
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent Territories (ET)
Area[1]
 – Total 11,851 km2 (4,575.7 sq mi)
 – Land 11,110.8 km2 (4,289.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 – Total 1,441,423
 – Density 121.6/km2 (315/sq mi)
Demonym Montérégien(ne)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code J
Area code 450, 579
Website monteregie.gouv.qc.ca
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Montérégie is an administrative region in the southwestern corner of Quebec. It includes the cities of Boucherville, Brossard, Granby, Longueuil, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Saint-Hyacinthe, Sorel-Tracy, and Vaudreuil-Dorion.

The majority of the population lives near the Saint Lawrence River, on the south shore of Montreal.

The region has a population of 1,403,360 (2007 estimates) on 11,127.74 km² (4,296.44 sq mi) of land, giving a population density of 126.1 hab/km² (326.6 hab/sq mi). This is the largest population of any of Quebec's regions besides Montréal. In August 2004, unemployment was 7.9%.

Montérégie is named for the Monteregian Hills, which are in turn named for Mount Royal.

The Montérégie region was populated by the Iroquois when the Europeans first came here in the beginning of the 17th century. Samuel de Champlain built several forts to protect the colonists against the Iroquois and against the British. Some of the battles which decided the destiny of Canada took place in Montérégie.

Montérégie is also well-known for its vineyards, orchards, spectacular panoramas, delicious products, and, of course, for the Monteregian Mountains or Hills, which gave this land its name.

Contents

Regional County Municipalities

There are 14 Regional County Municipalities in Montérégie.

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Independent cities

Native Reserves

Major communities

References

External links

Coordinates: 45°23′23.4″N 73°6′4.6″W / 45.389833°N 73.101278°W / 45.389833; -73.101278



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