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United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Comtés unis de Prescott et Russell
—  County  —
Motto: Sic Dat Diligentia Terra
("He who works hard reaps a good harvest")
Location of Prescott & Russell counties
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Established 1820
County seat L'Orignal, Ontario
 - Warden Gary J. Barton
 - Governing body Prescott and Russell County Council
 - MPs Pierre Lemieux
 - MPPs Jean-Marc Lalonde
Area [1]
 - Land 2,001.18 km2 (772.66 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 80,184
 - Density 40.1/km2 (103.8/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

For the former Ontario electoral district, see Prescott and Russell (electoral district)

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell are consolidated counties located in the Canadian province of Ontario. As of 2006, the population is 80,184.[2] Its county seat is L'Orignal, Ontario[3]. It was created as a result of a merger between Russell County and Prescott County in 1820. It is located in the subregion of Southern Ontario named Eastern Ontario.

Unsurprisingly, given its adjacency to Quebec, Prescott and Russell is (by percentage) the most francophone census division in Canada west of Quebec.



According to Statistics Canada, the county has a total area of 772.66 square miles (2,001.18 km2).[1]


As of the census[1] of 2006, there were 80,184 people and 31,310 households in the county. The population density was 103.9 inhabitants per square mile (40.1 /km2).

The median income for a household in the county was $52,664, and the median income for a family was $59,817. Males have an average income of $35,984 versus $25,917 for females.

Prescott and Russell is a stronghold of Franco-Ontarian culture. French is the mother tongue of 66.9% of the people there.

Police Services

The county is policed by the Ontario Provincial Police. There are two main police stations in Prescott and Russell: one in Embrun and one in Hawkesbury. In addition, there is a police station in Rockland that acts as a satellite to the one in Embrun. [4]


Major unincorporated communities

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