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Embrun ('?mbr?n in English is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario in the Eastern Ontario region. Embrun is also part of the Nationa Capital Region. Embrun is part of the larger Russell Township in Prescott and Russell United Counties. In 2006 (the year of the most recent census), the urban area of Embrun had a total population of 5,655, but if surrouding agricultural areas closely tied to the community are included, the population figure rises to 8,048. This makes Embrun the largest community in the Township of Russell.

Embrun is a rapidly growing community. The population of the urban area grew by 26.6% from 2001 to 2006. This is the fastest growth rate in Eastern Ontario, and the eight fastest growth rate in all of Ontario.

The town has a French speaking majority, with a significant English-speaking minority. According to the 2006 Census, 57% of Embrun's population speaks French at home, while 41% speak English at home. The remaining 2% speak either both languages equally, or speak a non-official language.

The community is located approximately a twenty-five minute drive from Ottawa, an hour and a half from Montreal, and a five hour drive from Toronto. Embrun is located near Trans-Canada Highway 417.

Politically, the community is situated in the electoral district of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell both provincially and federally.

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