Laval Regional County Municipality

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Location of Laval
Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°45′W / 45.583°N 73.750°W / 45.583; -73.750Coordinates: 45°35′N 73°45′W / 45.583°N 73.750°W / 45.583; -73.750[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
County seatLaval
 • TypePrefecture
 • Total245 km2 (95 sq mi)
 • Land247.07 km2 (95.39 sq mi)
 There is an apparent contradiction between two authoritative sources
 • Total343,005
 • Density1,388.3/km2 (3,596/sq mi)
 • Change (1996–2001)
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450

Laval was a former regional county municipality whose territory coincided with the city of Laval, Quebec. It was established in 1979, whereas the city itself had been constituted in 1965.

While it existed, it was the most populous regional county municipality in Quebec.

It ceased to exist by January 1, 2002, in the midst of the early 2000s municipal reorganization in Quebec. Although the city of Laval itself was unaffected, legislation[3] gave newly constituted cities arising from that municipal reorganization the powers of a regional county municipality for the purpose of certain laws, and Laval got similar powers. Today, Laval is not part of any regional county municipality; for statistical and census purposes, it is considered a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality.

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  1. ^ a b c Reference number 141086 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b "2001 Census profile: Laval".
  3. ^ Bill 170 (year 2000)