Location within La Vallée-du-Richelieu RCM
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|Constituted||December 24, 1997|
|• Mayor||Jacques Villemaire|
|• Federal riding||Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères|
|• Prov. riding||Borduas|
|• Total||86.40 km2 (33.36 sq mi)|
|• Land||85.01 km2 (32.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||26.9/km2 (70/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||1.9%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0H 1K0|
|Area code(s)||450 and 579|
|Highways|| Route 133
Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu is a municipality in the southwestern part of the Province of Quebec, Canada on the Richelieu River in the Regional County Municipality of La Vallée-du-Richelieu. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 2,285.
In 1694, King Louis XIV granted the Seigneurie of Saint-Denis to the aristocrat French Army officer, Louis-François De Gannes, sieur de Falaise of Buxeuil, Vienne, France. He named his seigniory after his wife, Barbe Denys.
A great stone Roman Catholic Saint-Denis Church was completed in 1796.
On November 23, 1837, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu was the site of the murder of British courier, Lieutenant George Weir by Patriotes. Subsequently, the Patriotes, calling themselves the The Sons of Liberty based on the American model, won a battle here against the British Army that marked the official beginning of the Lower Canada Rebellion. Today, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu has a museum called the Maison nationale des Patriotes, an interpretation centre that presents a history of the Patriotes movement that was led by the villager's most famous resident, Wolfred Nelson.
(+) Amalgamation of the Parish and the Village of Saint-Denis.
Mother tongue language (2006)
- Reference number 333325 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire: Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu
- Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: VERCHÈRES--LES PATRIOTES (Quebec)
- 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Quebec
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu.|
- George Weir's "sadistic" murder at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography online
- History and architectural details of the Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu at the Quebec religious heritage Foundation (English & French languages)
- Maison nationale des Patriotes museum information website
|Richelieu River / Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu||La Présentation|