Princeville, Quebec

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Location within L'Érable RCM.
Location within L'Érable RCM.
Princeville is located in Southern Quebec
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
 • Mayor Gilles Fortier
 • Federal riding Mégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. riding Arthabaska
 • 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

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.


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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