Saint-Lin–Laurentides facts for kids
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Location within Montcalm RCM.
|Constituted||March 1, 2000|
|• Total||118.80 km2 (45.87 sq mi)|
|• Land||118.52 km2 (45.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||147.3/km2 (382/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||23.3%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
Saint-Lin–Laurentides is a small city located in the Montcalm Regional County Municipality of Quebec, Canada. Its official name uses an en dash; however, the city's own website uses the two-hyphen version of its name: Saint-Lin-Laurentides. In the Canada 2011 Census its population was 17,463.
Saint-Lin–Laurentides was formed on 1 March 2000, when the Municipality of Saint-Lin and the Town of Laurentides were merged.
Saint-Lin was first settled in 1807 when pioneers from Saint-Pierre-du-Portage (now L'Assomption) arrived. In 1828, the Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaie Parish was founded. In 1845, the Parish Municipality of Saint-Lin was established, but was abolished 2 years later in 1847 when it was absorbed into the county municipality. That same year, its post office opened. In 1855, the municipality was reestablished as Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaye, with Carolus Laurier, father of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as first mayor.
Laurentides was originally the Village Municipality of Saint-Lin, which became an incorporate entity in 1856. In 1883, it changed name and statutes and became the Town of Laurentides. Also that year, the local post office opened.
- Population in 2011: 17,463 (2006 to 2011 population change: 23.3%)
- Population in 2006: 14,159 (2001 to 2006 population change: 14.4%)
- Population in 2001: 12,379
- Population in 1996:
- Laurentides: 2703
- Saint-Lin: 9336
- Population in 1991:
- Laurentides: 2336
- Saint-Lin: 7029
Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 6618 (total dwellings: 6972)
- English as first language: 1.5%
- French as first language: 96.9%
- English and French as first language: 0.5%
- Other as first language: 1.25%
- (French) Ville de Saint-Lin-Laurentides
|Saint-Hippolyte||Saint-Calixte / Sainte-Julienne||Saint-Esprit|
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