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City of Clarence-Rockland
Cité de Clarence-Rockland
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Location within Prescott and Russell
Location within Prescott and Russell
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Prescott and Russell
Settled 1840s
Incorporation January 1998
 • Type City
 • Land 297.86 km2 (115.00 sq mi)
 • Total 23,185
 • Density 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 613
Rockland town hall
Town hall in Rockland

Clarence-Rockland is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell on the Ottawa River. Clarence-Rockland is located immediately to the east of Ottawa and is considered part of Canada's National Capital Region in the census.

The city was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of the Town of Rockland with Clarence Township.


The city includes the communities of Bourget, Cheney, Clarence, Clarence Creek, Hammond, Rockland, Saint-Pascal-Baylon.


Canada census – Clarence-Rockland community profile
2011 2006
Population: 23,185 (11.5% from 2006) 20,790 (6.0% from 2001)
Land area: 297.86 km2 (115.00 sq mi) 296.53 km2 (114.49 sq mi)
Population density: 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi) 70.1/km2 (182/sq mi)
Median age: 38.6 (M: 38.3, F: 38.9)
Total private dwellings: 8796 7667
Median household income: $71,203
References: 2011 2006 earlier

The city is officially bilingual. It is 69 per cent francophone and is the largest majority-francophone city in North America outside of Quebec or Haiti, recently achieving a greater population than Edmundston, New Brunswick. (There are higher numbers of francophones in other Canadian cities such as Ottawa (122,665), Sudbury (45,420), Toronto (34,900), Winnipeg (26,855), Moncton (20,425) and Timmins (17,390), but French speakers in these cities are a minority.)

In January, 2005, the city introduced a bylaw which required all new businesses to put up signs in both English and French. Although the bylaw was criticized as infringing on individual constitutional rights, it was passed by the council.

Public transportation

Clarence-Rockland Transpo provides a public transportation service to residents of the city; part of the Rural Partners Transit Service

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