Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec

Matawinie Regional County Municipality Lanaudière Quebec
The l'Assomption River in park Chutes Monte-à-Peine
The l'Assomption River in park Chutes Monte-à-Peine
Capitale de la force
Location within Matawinie RCM
Location within Matawinie RCM
Saint-Jean-de-Matha is located in Central Quebec
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°14′N 73°32′W / 46.23°N 73.53°W / 46.23; -73.53Coordinates: 46°14′N 73°32′W / 46.23°N 73.53°W / 46.23; -73.53[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
ConstitutedJuly 1, 1855
 • MayorNormand Champagne
 • Federal ridingJoliette
 • Prov. ridingBerthier
 • Total112.90 km2 (43.59 sq mi)
 • Land109.35 km2 (42.22 sq mi)
 • Total4,335
 • Density39.6/km2 (103/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 4.4%
 • Dwellings
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)450 and 579
Highways Route 131
Route 337
Websitewww.municipalitestjeandematha.com Edit this at Wikidata

Saint-Jean-de-Matha is a municipality located within the Matawinie Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada, in the Lanaudière region.


The territory was once part of the seigneurial system in the 18th century and was travelled by several coureur des bois for the fur industry as well as workers in the logging industry as it was located nearby rich forest lands of the Laurentians and the Haute Mauricie regions near the Saint-Maurice River.

In the 1850s that the Saint-Jean-de-Matha Parish was made a municipality in 1855. While development was at first slow in the 19th century, the population grew rapidly as settlers arrived in Quebec or moved away from the regions closer to the Saint Lawrence River as part of measures to develop new lands across the province. [1]



Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1946 (total dwellings: 2496)


Mother tongue:[5]


The main transportation link of the municipality is Route 131 which travels throughout much of the Lanaudière region from Saint-Michel-des-Saints southward towards Joliette and Lavaltrie in which it connects Autoroute 40 towards Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa-Gatineau. Secondary Route 337 travels through more western towns of the Lanaudière region towards the northern Montreal suburbs of Terrebonne and Mascouche located along Autoroute 25 just north of the east end of Laval.

Railway service also exists since the late 19th century part of a Canada-wide development initiated by the first Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald which help develop several small industries despite frequent departures by several locales towards the United States in the late 19th century.


The Commission scolaire des Samares operates francophone public schools:

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board operates anglophone public schools, including:

See also