Francheville (census division)

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Census division
Coordinates: 46°30′N 72°25′W / 46.500°N 72.417°W / 46.500; -72.417Coordinates: 46°30′N 72°25′W / 46.500°N 72.417°W / 46.500; -72.417[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
 • Land 1,160.94 km2 (448.24 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 149,203
 • Density 128.5/km2 (333/sq mi)
 • Change (2006–11) Increase4.1%
 • Dwellings 73,921
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Area code(s) 819

Francheville is a census division (CD) of Quebec, with geographical code 37. It consists of Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality and the territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) of Trois-Rivières (which is a city and also a census subdivision).

It is named after the former Francheville Regional County Municipality, which was abolished in 2002 when its constituent municipalities were reorganized into their current structure.

The division had a population of 143,267 in the Canada 2006 Census. The 2006 version of Francheville census division differed from the 2001 version in that on January 1, 2002, Saint-Étienne-des-Grès moved from the defunct Francheville Regional County Municipality to Maskinongé Regional County Municipality (thus leaving the census division) and Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel moved from the defunct Le Centre-de-la-Mauricie Regional County Municipality to Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality (thus joining the census division).[3]