Delson, Quebec
Delson is an off-island suburb (South shore
South Shore (Montreal)
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) of Montreal
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, Quebec
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, Canada
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. It is situated 8 mi/13 km SSE of Montreal within the regional county municipality
Regional county municipality
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 of Roussillion
Roussillon Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Roussillon is a regional county municipality of Quebec in Canada. The seat is in Saint-Constant, Quebec. The region's population was 149,996 in 2006.-Communities:*Cities and Towns**Candiac**Châteauguay**Delson**La Prairie**Léry**Mercier...

 in the administrative region of Montérégie
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. The population as of the Canada 2006 Census
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 was 7,322.

On its small territory, Delson is crossed by Route 132
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 and the Turtle River (rivière de la Tortue). The city owns a portion of the Champlain industrial park as well as the Delson commuter train
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 station with service to and from Montreal on the Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT)
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's Delson-Candiac line.


The origin of the name Delson comes from the Delaware and Hudson Railway, now a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
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, which runs through the town. The Canadian Railway Museum
Canadian Railway Museum
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 (Exporail) occupies a large tract between Delson and Saint-Constant
Saint-Constant, Quebec
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Delson was founded in 1918 as a village
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 before obtaining its status of a city 21 February 1957. The village of Delson was created from three parishes: St Andrews (1924) of the United
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 and St David (1938) of the Anglican as well as Sainte-Thérèse-de-l'Enfant-Jésus (1932) of the Catholic
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Population trend
Census Population Change (%)
2006 7,322 4.2%
2001 7,024 4.8%
1996 6,703 10.6%
1991 6,063 N/A


Mother tongue language (2006)
Language Population Pct (%)
French only 6,440 88.16%
English only 515 7.05%
Both English and French 65 0.89%
Other languages 285 3.90%

External links

  1. Official Site Ville de Delson (French only)
  2. Official Site AMT
  3. Official Site Canadian Railway Museum (Exporail) at Delson/Saint-Constant
    Saint-Constant, Quebec
    Saint-Constant is an off-island suburb of Montreal in the Roussillon Regional County Municipality of southwestern Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2006 Census was 23,957.-Population:Population trend-Language:...

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