Wôlinak, Quebec

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Wôlinak
Indian reserve
Wôlinak village
Wôlinak village
Location within Bécancour RCM.
Location within Bécancour RCM.
Wôlinak is located in Southern Quebec
Wôlinak
Wôlinak
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°25′W / 46.317°N 72.417°W / 46.317; -72.417Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°25′W / 46.317°N 72.417°W / 46.317; -72.417[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM None
Constituted unspecified
Government[2]
 • Type Band council
 • Federal riding Bas-Richelieu—
Nicolet—Bécancour
 • Prov. riding Nicolet-Bécancour
Area[2][3]
 • Total 0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
 • Land 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 180
 • Density 239.9/km2 (621/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Decrease 9.1%
 • Dwellings 89
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 450
Highways No major routes

Wôlinak is an Abenaki Indian reserve in the Centre-du-Québec region, Quebec, Canada. An enclave within the city of Bécancour, it was one of the Seven Nations of Canada.

History[edit]

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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