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Berthierville
City
Berthierville.jpg
Coat of arms of Berthierville
Coat of arms
Location within D'Autray RCM
Location within D'Autray RCM
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Lanaudière
RCM D'Autray
Constituted April 14, 1852
Area
 • Total 7.20 km2 (2.78 sq mi)
 • Land 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 4,091
 • Density 596.8/km2 (1,546/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 2.1%
 • Dwellings
2,007
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
J0K
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 158

Berthierville(also called Berthier-en-haut, and legally called Berthier before 1942) is a town located between Montreal and Trois-Rivières on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Berthierville is the seat of D'Autray Regional County Municipality, and is served by Autoroute 40, and is the junction of Routes 138 and 158. It is surrounded by the parish municipality of Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier.

The Marie Reine du Canada Pilgrimage column stops at the church of Sainte-Geneviève de Berthierville for Mass on the first day of its three-day walk from Lanoraie to Cap-de-la-Madeleine.

Sainte Genevieve de Berthierville, Quebec Province, Canada
Sainte-Geneviève de Berthierville church, opened 22 August 1787.

Demographics

Population trend:

  • Population in 2011: 4091 (2006 to 2011 population change: 2.1%)
  • Population in 2006: 4007
  • Population in 2001: 3939
  • Population in 1996: 3952
  • Population in 1991: 3854

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1924 (total dwellings: 2007)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 0.3%
  • French as first language: 96.5%
  • English and French as first language: 0.3%
  • Other as first language: 3.0%

Education

Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools, including:

  • École secondaire Pierre-de-Lestage
  • École du Chemin-du-Roy
    • pavillon maternelle Sainte-Geneviève
    • pavillon Sainte-Geneviève
    • pavillon Saint-Joseph
  • École de l'Île Saint-Ignace (currently in Berthierville)

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

  • Joliette Elementary School in Saint-Charles-Borromée
  • Joliette High School in Joliette

Notable people

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