Location within Bécancour RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Type||Band council|
|• Federal riding||Bas-Richelieu—
|• Prov. riding||Nicolet-Bécancour|
|• Total||0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)|
|• Land||0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||239.9/km2 (621/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||9.1%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Highways||No major routes|
Around 1600, a few Abenaki families and Solokis familles established themselves on the Puante river (name given after a battle with the English against the French) which later, was given the name of Bécancour form the name of M. de Bécancour, Baron de Portneuf, who was also established there.
From 600 inhabitants in the beginning, their numbers diminished after wars and epidemics.
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