Princeville, Quebec

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Princeville
City
Location within L'Érable RCM.
Location within L'Érable RCM.
Princeville is located in Southern Quebec
Princeville
Princeville
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°10′N 71°53′W / 46.167°N 71.883°W / 46.167; -71.883Coordinates: 46°10′N 71°53′W / 46.167°N 71.883°W / 46.167; -71.883[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM L'Érable
Constituted February 23, 2000
Government[2]
 • Mayor Gilles Fortier
 • Federal riding Mégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. riding Arthabaska
Area[2][3]
 • Total 196.70 km2 (75.95 sq mi)
 • Land 194.02 km2 (74.91 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 5,693
 • Density 29.3/km2 (76/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 2.2%
 • Dwellings 2,497
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G6L 4Y5
Area code(s) 819
Highways Route 116
Route 165
Route 263
Website www.villedeprinceville.qc.ca

Princeville is a city in the Canadian province of Quebec, located in L'Érable Regional County Municipality in the Centre-du-Québec region.

The population was 5,693 as of the Canada 2011 Census.

History[edit]

The county of Stanfold (Princeville) was created by Édouard Leclerc on July 9, 1807 when he established himself on lot 6, rang 12 in Princeville. A monument was erected in his honour on the east section of the 12th rang. Stanfold then had a new division that would become the village of Princeville in 1856. Thus two municipalities would now co-existed.

On February 23, 2000, the municipalities of the city of Princeville and the parish of Princeville become one to form the new city of Princeville.

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