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BERHIER, a county in the western part of the Province of Quebec, bordering on the St. Lawrence, has an area of 1,501,412 acres. It is drained by the L'Assomption river, and several smaller streams. Lake Maskingonge, in the N.E. part of the county, is about 4 miles long and 3 miles wide, and is the source of the Maskinonge river, an affluent of the St. Lawrence. The chief products are woollen goods, linens, flax, oats, and tobacco. Chief town, Louisville. Pop. 19,993.
BERTHIER EN HAUT, a river port of Quebec, the chief town of the co. of Berthier, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence, and on the Q.M.O. & O. R.R., 45 miles N.E. of Montreal. It has a Roman Catholic church, and a church of England, college, grammar school, English seminary, 2 telegraph offices, 4 hotels, a tannery, and 17 stores. Pop. 1,600.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
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