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Repentigny is an off-island suburb of Montreal, in the province of Quebec, located north of Montreal, on the lower end of the L'Assomption River and on the Saint Lawrence River. Repentigny and Charlemagne are the first towns off the Eastern tip of the island of Montreal. It is part of the Lanaudiere region.HistoryIt was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur, son of Seigneur Pierre Le Gardeur. During the town's first 250 years, Repentigny was only inhabited by a few hundred peasants, or habitants, and was an agricultural community. In 1677, the first population census only shows 30 inhabitants. Its first mayor was Benjamin Moreau 1855.Repentigny merged with its neighbor city Le Gardeur on June 1, 2002. The city's area grew from 29 to 69 km² and the population grew by 70%.Repentigny was also the western terminus of the Chemin du Roy, a road that extends eastward towards Quebec City.DemographicsAccording to Statistics Canada 2011 census: Population in 2011: 82,000Population in 2006: 76,237(Population in 2001: 72,218) The current mayor is Chantal Deschamps, who was first elected to the position in 1997 and has been re-elected to serve until 2013.
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