Saint-Léonard-d'Aston, Quebec

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Saint-Léonard-d'Aston
Municipality
Saint-Léonard-d'Aston.jpg
Location within Nicolet-Yamaska RCM.
Location within Nicolet-Yamaska RCM.
Saint-Léonard-d'Aston is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Léonard-d'Aston
Saint-Léonard-d'Aston
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°06′N 72°22′W / 46.100°N 72.367°W / 46.100; -72.367Coordinates: 46°06′N 72°22′W / 46.100°N 72.367°W / 46.100; -72.367[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM Nicolet-Yamaska
Constituted April 13, 1994
Government[2][3]
 • Mayor Luc P. Balleux
 • Federal riding Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel
 • Prov. riding Nicolet-Bécancour
Area[2][4]
 • Total 84.80 km2 (32.74 sq mi)
 • Land 82.56 km2 (31.88 sq mi)
Population (2011)[4]
 • Total 2,271
 • Density 27.5/km2 (71/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 5.8%
 • Dwellings 1,031
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0C 1M0
Area code(s) 819
Highways
A-20 (TCH)
A-55

Route 155
Website www.saint-leonard-daston.net

Saint-Léonard-d'Aston is a municipality in Nicolet-Yamaska RCM in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2011 Census was 2,271. The municipality is situated along Route 155, partway between Drummondville and Trois-Rivières. Autoroute 20 and a major intercity railway line operated by Via Rail also cross through the town. Until the completion of the northern branch of Autoroute 55 in October 2006, Saint-Léonard-d'Aston was a common waypoint for those who travelled between Trois-Rivières and Sherbrooke.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Population trend:[5]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 2,271 Increase 5.8%
2006 2,146 Decrease 3.8%
2001 2,231 Increase 0.7%
1996 2,216 Decrease 0.6%
1991 2,229 N/A

Language[edit]

Mother tongue language (2006)[6]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 2,085 98.82%
English only 0 0.00%
Both English and French 0 0.00%
Other languages 25 1.18%

Attractions[edit]

Along Autoroute 20, on the Rang du Moulin-Rouge, there stood an impressive structure called the Manoir Bigfoot—also known as the Restaurant Madrid—which was notable for its bizarre decorations: large monster trucks parked outside next to a line of larger-than-life statues of dinosaurs. In 2011, plans were announced to demolish the restaurant and replace it with "Le Madrid 2.0" which would include conventional fast-food restaurants.[7][8][9]

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