Salaberry-de-Valleyfield facts

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
City
Skyline of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Coat of arms of Salaberry-de-Valleyfield
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Valleyfield
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Location within Beauharnois-Salaberry RCM
Location in southern Quebec
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Beauharnois-Salaberry
Founded 1874
Constituted April 24, 2002
Government
 • Mayor Denis Lapointe
 • Federal riding Salaberry—Suroît
 • Prov. riding Beauharnois
Area
 • City 125.50 km2 (48.46 sq mi)
 • Land 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)
 • Metro 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • City 40,077
 • Density 374.2/km2 (969/sq mi)
 • Metro 40,077
 • Metro density 374.2/km2 (969/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 1.0%
 • Dwellings 19,050
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J6S, J6T
Area code(s) 450 and 579
Highways
A-30
A-530

Route 132
Route 201
Website {{#property:P856}}

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is a city in southwestern Quebec, Canada, in the Regional County Municipality of Beauharnois-Salaberry. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 40,077. Situated on an island in the Saint Lawrence River, it is bordered at its western end by Lake Saint Francis, with the Saint Lawrence to the north and the Beauharnois Canal to its south. The Port of Valleyfield is situated on the canal.

History

Salaberry was named after Colonel Charles de Salaberry who served with the British army during the War of 1812. "Valleyfield" came from the Valleyfield Mills, a paper mill south of Edinburgh in Scotland.

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Valleyfield.

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is the seat of the judicial district of Beauharnois.

Merger

In 2002, the city of 26,170 amalgamated with the following communities (2001 Canada census figures):

  • Saint-Timothée (8,299)
  • Grande-Île (4,559)

Climate

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Salaberry-de-Valleyfield community profile
2011 2006
Population: 40,077 (+1.0% from 2006) 39,672 (+51.6% from 2001)
Land area: 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi) 107.10 km2 (41.35 sq mi)
Population density: 374.2/km2 (969/sq mi) 370.4/km2 (959/sq mi)
Median age: 47.1 (M: 45.1, F: 48.7) 44.6 (M: 42.9, F: 46.2)
Total private dwellings: 19,050 18,034
Median household income: $44,510 $41,880
Notes: Amalgamated with Saint-Timothée and Grande-Île in 2002. – References: 2011Template:Canada census/reference 2006Template:Canada census/reference earlierTemplate:Canada census/reference
Historical Census Data - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
Year Pop. ±%
1991 27,598 —    
1996 26,600 −3.6%
2001 26,170 −1.6%
2006 39,672 +51.6%
2011 40,077 +1.0%
Amalgamated with Saint-Timothée and Grande-Île in 2002.

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec
Amalgamated with Saint-Timothée and Grande-Île in 2002.
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
39,425
37,475 Increase 1.7% 95.05% 1,105 Increase 6.8% 2.80% 455 Increase 89.6% 1.15% 390 Decrease 12.4% 0.99%
2006
38,565
36,845 Increase 51.9% 95.54% 1,035 Increase 40.8% 2.68% 240 Increase 20.0% 0.62% 445 Increase 74.5% 1.15%
2001
25,450
24,260 Decrease 2.4% 95.32% 735 Increase 11.4% 2.89% 200 Decrease 14.9% 0.79% 255 Increase 4.1% 1.00%
1996
25,995
24,855 n/a 95.61% 660 n/a 2.54% 235 n/a 0.90% 245 n/a 0.94%

Attractions

The Écomusée des Deux-Rives, which covers the economic and cultural history of the region, is found in the city.

The city has been the site of the Valleyfield Regatas since 1938. The event takes place every year at the beginning of July over a three day period in the heart of the city on Bay Saint-Francois. The Regata is an international hydroplane boat race, where the hydroplanes (planes without wings) can achieve speeds of up to 225 km/h. Attracting over 130,000 visitors per year, it is a great weekend of thrilling hydroplane races, dinners, parties, outdoor concerts featuring renowned Quebec artists. It is capped off by a fireworks show.


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