Franklin, Quebec

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Franklin
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°02′N73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917 Coordinates: 45°02′N73°55′W / 45.033°N 73.917°W / 45.033; -73.917 [1]
CountryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec
Region Montérégie
RCM Le Haut-Saint-Laurent
ConstitutedMarch 31, 1973
Government
  MayorDoug Brooks
   Federal riding Beauharnois—Salaberry
   Prov. riding Huntingdon
Area
  Total113.20 km2 (43.71 sq mi)
  Land113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2011) [4]
  Total1,688
  Density14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
Increase2.svg 2.2%
  Dwellings
767
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s) 450 and 579
HighwaysQc201.svg Route 201
Qc202.svg Route 202
Qc209.svg Route 209

Franklin is a Canadian municipality located in the Montérégie region of Quebec along the Canada–US border. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 1,688.

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Geography

The municipality is situated along the border with the United States.

Geological features include an east-west forested ridge Covey Hill, a foothill to the northern Adirondack Mountains of New York State, from which the skyscrapers of Montreal are visible to the northeast. Streams run from its northern flank to the Chateauguay Valley where tributaries feed the Chateauguay River that drains into the St. Lawrence River.

Communities

The following locations reside within the municipality's boundaries: [1]

Demographics

Population

Canada census – Franklin community profile
2021 2011
Population1,635 (-0.1% from 2016)1,688 (+2.2% from 2006)
Land area112.33 km2 (43.37 sq mi)113.14 km2 (43.68 sq mi)
Population density14.6/km2 (38/sq mi)14.9/km2 (39/sq mi)
Median age48.8 (M: 49.2, F: 47.6)45.0 (M: 44.8, F: 45.3)
Total private dwellings715767
Median household income$45,351
References: 2021 [5] 2011 [4] earlier [6] [7]
Historical Census Data - Franklin, Quebec [8]
YearPop.±%
1991 1,736    
1996 1,640−5.5%
YearPop.±%
2001 1,603−2.3%
2006 1,651+3.0%
YearPop.±%
2011 1,688+2.2%

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Franklin, Quebec [8]
CensusTotal
French
English
French & English
Other
YearResponsesCountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %CountTrendPop %
2011
1,685
1,210Decrease2.svg 0.8%71.81%390Increase2.svg 13.0%23.14%35Increase2.svg 250.0%2.08%50Decrease2.svg 33.3%2.97%
2006
1,650
1,220Increase2.svg 5.2%73.94%345Decrease2.svg 2.8%20.91%10Decrease2.svg 60.0%0.61%75Increase2.svg 200.0%4.54%
2001
1,565
1,160Decrease2.svg 1.7%74.12%355Decrease2.svg 9.0%22.68%25Increase2.svg 25.0%1.60%25Decrease2.svg 37.5%1.60%
1996
1,630
1,180n/a72.39%390n/a23.93%20n/a1.23%40n/a2.45%

Economy

Apple orchards and maple sugar groves are the principal agriculture near the village of Franklin Centre, Quebec and on the hill while around the village of St. Antoine Abbe in the flat valley there are fertile croplands and dairy farms.

Leahy Orchards is a major employer and exporter of applesauce and Applesnax label products.

Attractions

"Chemin de Covey Hill" (Covey Hill road) is considered to be one of the premier cycling roads in southern Quebec. This is due to the impressive climb between Havelock and Franklin Centre, the breath-taking views of the St. Lawrence and Richelieu river valleys, as well as a surprisingly good quality road surface. This is the first road north of the US-Canada border.

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 Reference number 23777 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. 1 2 Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Franklin
  3. Riding history for Beauharnois—Salaberry, Quebec from the Library of Parliament
  4. 1 2 3 "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. March 21, 2019. Retrieved 2014-02-13.
  5. "2021 Community Profiles". 2021 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. February 4, 2022. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  6. "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. August 20, 2019.
  7. "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census . Statistics Canada. July 18, 2021.
  8. 1 2 Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census