Terrebonne is located in the Greater Montreal Area, towards the west of Quebec. It lies in the north of Montreal and Laval, along the north shores of the Rivière des Mille-Îles and the Rivière des Prairies. Based on the 2016 population census, the city population was 111,575, its total land area is 158.6 square kilometers and therefore it had a population density of 687.1 per square kilometers. Moreover, the city’s population grew by 12.3% from 2006 to 2011 and by 4.94% from 2011 to 2016; hence, it is the 47th most populated city in Canada and the fourth largest suburb in Montreal.
The city of Terrebonne is divided into three regions; these include Lachenaie, La Plaine and Terrebonne. The three regions were separate cities but were merged under the name “Terrebonne” on August 22, 2001. The town of Lachenaie was founded in 1670 while La Plaine was founded in 1830. As would be expected, the predominant language in Terrebonne is French (spoken by 87.8% of the population), this is followed by English.
Terrebonne has several monuments and historic sites. Some of the most important monuments in the city include the complex of Île-des-moulins, Moulin-Neuf dam, and ecclesiastical architecture such as Saint-Louis de-France church located in the Old Terrebonne.
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