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Kirkland is an on-island suburb on the Island of Montreal in southwestern Quebec, Canada. As of 2011, the population was 21,253, representing a percentage change of 3.7% from 2006. This compares to the national average growth of 5.9%. Land area is 9.64 square kilometers with a population density of 2,204.4 persons per square kilometer. This compares to the provincial areas of 1,356,547.2 square kilometers with a population density of 5.8 persons per square kilometer. In 2011, Kirkland had 6,828 private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The change in private dwellings occupied by usual residents from 2006 was 4.4%. For Canada as a whole, the number of private dwellings occupied by usual residents increase by 7.1%. Kirkland is part of the census metropolitan area of Montreal. In Kirkland, 62.2% of the total population aged 15 and over were either married (57.2%) or living with a common-law partner (5.0%). The remaining 37.7% were not married and not living with a common-law partner, including those who were single, separated, divorced or widowed. The city of Kirkland is named after Charles-Aimé Kirkland, a Quebec provincial politician. It was originally incorporated as a municipality in 1961. On January 1, 2002, as part of the 2002–2006 municipal reorganization of Montreal, it was merged into the city of Montreal and became a borough. However, after a change of government and a 2004 referendum, it was re-constituted as an independent city on January 1, 2006. Kirkland is primarily a residential community, with a commercial core, and an industrial park straddling the Trans-Canada Highway (Autoroute 40). In 1997, that portion of the Autoroute 40 was renamed to Félix-Leclerc Highway. The city is composed of mainly single-family residences, with some multi-unit facilities (apartments, town houses, and condos) available.


Planning a vacation to Kirkland in Canada? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Montreal also deserves a visit. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Montreal for its bountiful attractions like Mosaicultures Internationales, Botanical Garden, Notre-dame Basilica on your trip to Kirkland. A vacation to Kirkland can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Kirkland*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kirkland

    Know the pollution level of Kirkland before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.75 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 38.21 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 52.4 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 33.9 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.1 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 24.32 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 20.39 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 18.49 (Very Low)
  • Kirkland: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kirkland for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kirkland.

    • Burglary and Theft 30.84 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 27.02 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.69 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 57.05 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 39.15 (Low)
    • Attacks 26.41 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.48 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.12 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 28.47 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.7 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.08 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kirkland - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kirkland is 166.17 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.45 (High)
    • Climate Index 51.5 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 33.57 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.48 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.23 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 61.42 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.77 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 116.33 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kirkland

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kirkland

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.27 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 78.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.49 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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