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Location within Matawinie RCM.
Location within Matawinie RCM.
Rawdon is located in Central Quebec
Rawdon
Rawdon
Location in central Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°03′N 73°43′W / 46.050°N 73.717°W / 46.050; -73.717Coordinates: 46°03′N 73°43′W / 46.050°N 73.717°W / 46.050; -73.717[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionLanaudière
RCMMatawinie
Settled1799
ConstitutedMay 28, 1998
Government
 • MayorRaymond Rougeau
 • Federal ridingJoliette
 • Prov. ridingBertrand
Area
 • Total193.00 km2 (74.52 sq mi)
 • Land187.07 km2 (72.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[4]
 • Total11,719
 • Density63.2/km2 (164/sq mi)
 • Pop 2016-2021
Increase 6%
 • Dwellings
5,447
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 125
Route 337
Route 341
Route 348
Websitewww.rawdon.ca

Rawdon is a municipality located on the Ouareau River in southwestern Quebec, Canada, about 60 kilometres north of Montreal. It is the seat for the Regional County Municipality of Matawinie, in the Lanaudière region. Rawdon is part of the Joliette federal electoral district.

The town of Rawdon is a mostly French-speaking tourist resort and is home to one English public school and four French public schools as well as a medium-size ski resort.

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Quebec

Quebec

Quebec is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is the largest province by area and the second-largest by population. Much of the population lives in urban areas along the St. Lawrence River, between the most populous city, Montreal, and the provincial capital, Quebec City. Quebec is the home of the Québécois nation. Located in Central Canada, the province shares land borders with Ontario to the west, Newfoundland and Labrador to the northeast, New Brunswick to the southeast, and a coastal border with Nunavut; in the south it borders Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York in the United States.

Canada

Canada

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering over 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world's longest binational land border. Canada's capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

Montreal

Montreal

Montreal is the second-most populous city in Canada and most populous city in the Canadian province of Quebec. Founded in 1642 as Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill around which the early city of Ville-Marie is built. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which obtained its name from the same origin as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. The city is 196 km (122 mi) east of the national capital Ottawa, and 258 km (160 mi) southwest of the provincial capital, Quebec City.

Matawinie Regional County Municipality

Matawinie Regional County Municipality

Matawinie is a regional county municipality in the region of Lanaudière in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Its seat is Rawdon. The population according to the 2021 Canadian Census was 55,500.

Lanaudière

Lanaudière

Lanaudière is one of the seventeen administrative regions of Quebec, Canada, situated immediately to the northeast of Montreal. It has a total population of 494,796 inhabitants, an increase of 4.9% over the 2011 census.

Joliette (electoral district)

Joliette (electoral district)

Joliette is a federal electoral district in Quebec, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1935 and since 1968.

Geography

Dorwin Falls, Rawdon, QC
Dorwin Falls, Rawdon, QC

Rawdon is located at the beginning of the Canadian Shield mountains. Its lakes and mountains make it a destination for summer tourism with its many camps and cottages. Rawdon is home to the Dorwin and Manchester falls, which lie less than a kilometre from downtown and offer a public beach on the artificial Rawdon Lake. In summer, temperatures can soar as high as 35 °C (95 °F) while temperatures as cold as −30 °C (−22 °F) can be felt in winter.

History

Canadiana historic village in 1948
Canadiana historic village in 1948
Rawdon, postcard
Rawdon, postcard

The township was established in 1799 and named after Sir Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings. The town was primarily home to people of Irish background up until 1844, when more and more French-Canadians settled the region and small shops and industries emerged. After the First World War and the October Revolution, Rawdon saw a considerable number of Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian noble families arrive to settle in its countryside from the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Rawdon was originally part of Montcalm County. From 1920 to 1998, there were two separate municipalities named "Rawdon," the Township of Rawdon and the Village of Rawdon; in 1998, they were united into a single municipality.On November 8, 2021, former pro wrestler Raymond Rougeau was elected mayor.

Demographics

Population

Historical Census Data - Rawdon, Quebec[5]
Historical population
YearPop.±%
1991 6,841—    
1996 8,254+20.7%
YearPop.±%
2001 8,648+4.8%
2006 10,058+16.3%
YearPop.±%
2011 10,416+3.6%
2021 11,719+12.5%

In summer, the population is said to double and even sometimes triple due to tourism and the presence of many cottages in the vicinity.

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 4532 (total dwellings: 5422)

Language

Mother tongue:[4]

  • English as first language: 8.8%
  • French as first language: 85.7%
  • English and French as first language: 2.2%
  • Other as first language: 3.2%

Notable people

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Source: "Rawdon, Quebec", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rawdon,_Quebec.

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References
  1. ^ "Reference number 341185 in Banque de noms de lieux du Québec". toponymie.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic code 62037 in the official Répertoire des municipalités". www.mamh.gouv.qc.ca (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Habitation.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Rawdon census profile
  4. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2021 Census - [1]
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ "Rawdon Elementary" Zone Map. Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 17, 2017.
  7. ^ "Joliette High School Zone Sec 1-5." Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Retrieved on September 5, 2017.
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