Princeville, Quebec

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Princeville
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
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCML'Érable
ConstitutedFebruary 23, 2000
Government
 • MayorGilles Fortier
 • Federal ridingMégantic—L'Érable
 • Prov. ridingArthabaska
Area
 • Total196.70 km2 (75.95 sq mi)
 • Land194.02 km2 (74.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total5,693
 • Density29.3/km2 (76/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 2.2%
 • Dwellings
2,497
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways Route 116
Route 165
Route 263
Websitewww.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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference number 51235 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 32033 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2432033) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.