Farnham, Quebec

Farnham

City

Farnham Town Hall.

Coat of arms

Location within Brome-Missisquoi RCM.

Farnham

Location in southern Quebec.

Coordinates: 45°17′N 72°59′W / 45.283°N 72.983°W / 45.283; -72.983Coordinates: 45°17′N 72°59′W / 45.283°N 72.983°W / 45.283; -72.983[1]

Country
 Canada

Province
 Quebec

Region
Montérégie

RCM
Brome-Missisquoi

Settled
1800

Constituted
March 8, 2000

Government[2][3]

 • Mayor
Josef Hüsler

 • Federal riding
Brome—Missisquoi

 • Prov. riding
Brome-Missisquoi

Area[2][4]

 • Total
94.10 km2 (36.33 sq mi)

 • Land
92.04 km2 (35.54 sq mi)

Population (2011)[4]

 • Total
8,330

 • Density
90.5/km2 (234/sq mi)

 • Pop 2006-2011
6.7%

 • Dwellings
3,852

Time zone
EST (UTC−5)

 • Summer (DST)
EDT (UTC−4)

Postal code(s)
J2N

Area code(s)
450 and 579

Highways
Route 104
Route 233
Route 235

Geocode
46112

People
Farnhamien
Farnhamienne

Website
www.ville.farnham.qc.ca

Farnham is a city in Brome-Missisquoi Regional County Municipality in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 8,330, making it the second most populated community in the RCM.

Contents

1 History
2 Geography
3 Demographics

3.1 Population
3.2 Language

4 Attractions
5 Activities
6 Transportation
7 Notable people
8 See also
9 References
10 External links

History[edit]

Farnham town hall

The city of Farnham takes its name from the historic Township of Farnham. The latter is one of the few townships established before 1800, and was named in remembrance of Farnham, UK. The first “Farnhamiens”, mostly Loyalists from the United States, arrived in 1800.
On December 28, 1876, Farnham got the status of “town”. On March 8, 2000, the town of Farnham and the municipality of Rainville merged to form the new “City of Farnham”. The total population is now numbered at 8,000 inhabitants.
Farnham is also the site of an important military training camp, used primarily by the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School and local militia.
Geography[edit]
Built on the shores of the Yamaska River, at the border of the Saint-Lawrence lowlands, the city of Farnham is located in the center of important cities such as Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (West) and Granby (Nort
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