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Pierre-De Saurel
—  Regional County Municipality  —
Coordinates (1275, chemin des Patriotes, Sorel-Tracy): 46°00′17″N 73°07′54″W / 46.00472°N 73.13167°W / 46.00472; -73.13167
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Montérégie
Incorporated           January 01, 1982
County seat Sorel-Tracy
Communities 12
Government [1]
 - Type Prefecture
Area [2]
 - Land 598.13 km2 (230.9 sq mi)
Population (2006)[2]
 - Total 49,932
 - Density 83.5/km2 (216.3/sq mi)
 - Change (2001-06) 0.3%
 - Dwellings 23,496
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Pierre-De Saurel is a Regional County Municipality in southwestern Quebec, Canada. Originally named Le Bas-Richelieu Regional County Municipality, the name change to Pierre-De Saurel took effect on January 1, 2009. Its seat is in Sorel-Tracy. It is located on the Richelieu River, downstream from La Vallée-du-Richelieu Regional County Municipality at the confluence of the Richelieu and Saint Lawrence River in the Montérégie region of Quebec.

The RCM is named after Pierre de Saurel, a captain and seigneur who rebuilt Fort Richelieu in 1647.




Mother tongue language from Canada 2006 Census

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 47,660 97.55%
English only 405 0.83%
Both English and French 165 0.34%
Other languages 625 1.28%

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the county border:[3]

  • External Routes
    • None

Bordering Counties


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Coordinates: 45°58′3.3″N 72°58′41.6″W / 45.967583°N 72.978222°W / 45.967583; -72.978222



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