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Country  Canada
Time zone  EST (UTC−5)
Area code(s)  450 and 579
Area  107.7 km²
Province  Québec
Constituted  July 1, 1855
Postal code(s)  J7K, J7L
Highways A-25  Route 125
Population  42,491 (2011)
Local time  Tuesday 9:32 AM
Mascouche
Weather  -9°C, Wind NE at 16 km/h, 66% Humidity
RCMs  Lanaudière, Les Moulins Regional County Municipality

Mascouche is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in southern Quebec, Canada. The city is located on the Mascouche River within the Les Moulins Regional County Municipality and has a population of 42,491, ranking 30th among Quebec municipalities.

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Map of Mascouche, QC, Canada

The name comes from Algonquin word maskutchew meaning "bear plain" in singular. Compare plular form to maskutew for the Les Maskoutains Regional County Municipality located nearby.

History

Mascouche received city status on December 9, 1970, under mayor Gilles Forest.

Infrastructure

Montréal/Mascouche Airport, the largest regional airport in Quebec, is three kilometres southeast of the city.

Autoroutes 640 and 25, both major national transportation routes, meet just south of the centre of the city.

Mascouche is connected to Montreal's Central Station by commuter rail via the Mascouche Station of Agence métropolitaine de transport's Mascouche Line.

L'Étang-du-Grand-Coteau, an urban park situated in the city centre on Mascouche Boulevard, has the same area as Mount Royal Park in Montreal.

Mayors

  1. André Duval (1955-1965)
  2. Gilles Forest (1965-1983)
  3. Bernard Patenaude (1983-1992)
  4. Richard Marcotte (1992-2012)
  5. Denise Paquette (2012-2013)
  6. Guillaume Tremblay (2013–present)

Famous residents

Mascouche is the hometown of baseball player Éric Gagné.

It is also Émilie Mondor's hometown, a Canadian Olympic athlete, who was a two-time national champion in the women's 5,000 metres.

References

Mascouche Wikipedia


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