Farnham, Quebec


Farnham, Quebec

Infobox Settlement
name = Farnham, Quebec
settlement_type = Town
official_name = Ville de Farnham
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image_caption = Farnham Town Hall


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map_caption = Location of Farnham, Quebec


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = QC
subdivision_type2 = MRC
subdivision_name2 = Brome-Missisquoi
leader_title =Mayor
leader_name =Josef Hüsler
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leader_name2 =Christian Ouellet
leader_title3 =MNA
leader_name3 =Pierre Paradis
established_title = Settled
established_date = 1800
established_title2 = Incorporated
established_date2 = 1876
established_title3 = City status
established_date3 = 2000
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area_total_km2 = 94.04
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population_total = 8000
population_density_km2 = 84.2
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timezone = EST
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postal_code =J2N
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website = [http://www.ville.farnham.qc.ca/ ville.farnham.qc.ca]
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Farnham is a town located in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is part of the Brome-Missisquoi regional county municipality, in the administrative region of Montérégie. It is the second most populated of the RCM.

Geography

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 (North-East).

History

The city of Farnham takes its name from the township (Canada) of Farnham. The latter is one of the few townships being proclaimed before 1800, and was named as such in remembrance of Farnham, UK. The first "Farnhamiens", mostly Loyalists from the United States, first came there in 1800.

On December 28th 1876, Farnham got the status of "town". On March 8th, 2000, the town of Farnham and the municipality of Rainville merged together 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.

Notable people

* H. H. Bennett, photographer, was born in Farham.

Notable attractions

* Petite Église - once an old church, the newly renovated building is now a fully functional recording studio, owned and operated by Montreal-based indie rock band Arcade Fire. [Sean Michaels, [http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article/4047/arcade_fire "Inside the church of Arcade Fire"] , "Paste Magazine", April 11, 2007.] Other notable bands to have recorded at Petite Église include Wolf Parade and Hot Springs.

Activities

Located in Farnham is Canada's leading parachuting school, Nouvel Air. Farnham has an arena named in honor of Madeleine Auclair. Since the 1990s Farnham has had a [skate board park), which hosts an annual festival every August named "Skatefest de Farnham". Southeast of Farnham is the golf course "Club de Golf de Farnham".

Farnham is on the route of both the Montérégiade Farnham/Granby and Route verte bicycle paths.

References

External links

* [http://www.ville.farnham.qc.ca/ Official web site] Geographic Location
Centre = Farnham
Northwest =Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville
North =Saint-Césaire, Ange-Gardien
Northeast = Ange-Gardien
West = Sainte-Brigide-d'Iberville
East = Ange-Gardien
Brigham
Southwest = Sainte-Sabine
South = Sainte-Sabine, Saint-Ignace-de-Stanbridge
Southeast = Dunham


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