Saint-Nicolas, Quebec

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Saint-Nicolas
Borough
Saint-Nicolas.jpg
Country Canada
Province Québec
MRC Lévis
Established 1694
Government
 • Type Borough
Area
 • Total 95.09 km2 (36.71 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 18,437
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Saint-Nicolas is a district within Les Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Ouest borough of the city of Lévis, Quebec, Canada on the St. Lawrence River. Prior to 2002, it was an independent municipality.

History[edit]

The history of Saint-Nicolas goes back to 1694. It is one of the oldest parishes in Canada. Its heritage is a testimony to its long history.

The city was named in honour of Nicolas de Myre.

In 2002, following many merges with other municipalities, Saint-Nicolas was one of nine cities merged with Lévis.

Statistics[edit]

According to the Canada 2006 Census:

  • Population: 18,437
  • % Change (2001–2006): +10.8
  • Dwellings: 7,024
  • Area (km²): 95.09 km²
  • Density (persons per km²): 193.9

Coordinates: 46°42′N 71°24′W / 46.700°N 71.400°W / 46.700; -71.400 (Saint-Nicolas, Quebec)