Trois-Rivières

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Trois-Rivieres
City
Ville de Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières seen from the St. Lawrence River.

Coat of arms
Trois-Rivières is located in Quebec
Trois-Rivieres
Location in Quebec, Canada
Coordinates: 46°21′N 72°33′W / 46.35°N 72.55°W / 46.35; -72.55Coordinates: 46°21′N 72°33′W / 46.35°N 72.55°W / 46.35; -72.55
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
Founded 1634
Amalgamated January 1, 2002
Government
 • Mayor Yves Lévesque
(2001–2010)
 • Governing Body Trois-Rivières City Council
 • MPs Paule Brunelle
 • MNAs Danielle St-Amand
Area
 • City 288.92 km2 (111.55 sq mi)
 • Urban 176.92 km2 (68.31 sq mi)
 • Metro 880.36 km2 (339.91 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • City 130,407
 • Density 437.2/km2 (1,132/sq mi)
 • Urban 121,666
 • Urban density 684.8/km2 (1,774/sq mi)
 • Metro 141,529
 • Metro density 160.8/km2 (416/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span G8(T,V-W,Y-Z), G9(A-C)
Area code(s) 819

Trois-Rivières (French pronunciation: [tʁwa ʁivjɛʁ]) is a city in Quebec, Canada. It is where the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence Rivers meet. It was first created on July 4, 1634. It was the second permanent settlement in New France, after Quebec City in 1608.[2]

The city's name is French for three rivers. It is called because the Saint-Maurice River, which is divided by two small islands at the river 's opening, has three mouths at the Saint Lawrence River.

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