Difference between revisions of "Prescott-Russell"
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In this guide, Prescott-Russell is divided into three main regions. Each of these regions is divided into two sub-regions.
Towns and Villages
Prescott-Russell has no true cities. Instead, there are several towns and villages.
The southern portion of Prescott-Russell has many towns, the largest of which is Embrun. Many of the towns in this area are boomtowns.
The Northwest has several towns and villages, the largest of which is Rockland.
The Northeast is a beautiful place near the Quebec border. The largest town is Hawkesbury.
Prescott-Russell is officially called "Prescott and Russell United Counties" or "United Counties of Prescott and Russell" due to the fact that the county was once two seperate counties: Russell County and Prescott County.
While First Nations tribes lived here thousands of years ago, the first European settlements in the area didn't arise until the 1700s, when the village of L'Orignal was built. However, many other villages weren't built up until the 1800s. For example, Embrun, Casselman and Russell were built in the mid-19th century.
In Prescott-Russell as whole, the majority of the people are francophone, but there are many anglophones and many francophones have a good knowledge of English and vice versa. Some towns are predominantly francophone and others anglophone. Here is a list of the towns and which language is most prominent and what percentage of the population speaks that language.