Trois-Rivières

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Trois-Rivières
City
Ville de Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières seen from the St. Lawrence River.
Trois-Rivières seen from the St. Lawrence River.
Flag of Trois-Rivières
Flag
Coat of arms of Trois-Rivières
Coat of arms
Motto: Deus nobiscum quis contra
("If God is with us, who can be against us")
Trois-Rivières metropolitan area
Trois-Rivières metropolitan area
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
RCM None
Founded July 4, 1634 by Laviolette
Incorporated June 10, 1857
Constituted January 1, 2002
Government
 • Type Trois-Rivières City Council
 • Mayor Yves Lévesque
 • Federal riding Berthier—Maskinongé and Trois-Rivières
 • Prov. riding Champlain and Maskinongé and Trois-Rivières
Area[1]
 • City 333.70 km2 (128.84 sq mi)
 • Land 288.90 km2 (111.54 sq mi)
 • Urban[2] 177.25 km2 (68.44 sq mi)
 • Metro[3] 1,041.15 km2 (401.99 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • City 131,338
 • Density 454.6/km2 (1,177/sq mi)
 • Urban[2] 126,460
 • Urban density 713.5/km2 (1,848/sq mi)
 • Metro[3] 151,773
 • Metro density 145.8/km2 (378/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 4.0%
 • Dwellings 65,528
Demonym(s) Trifluvians
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G8T to G8Z, G9A to G9C
Area code 819
Highways
A-40
A-55
A-755

Route 138
Route 153
Route 155
Route 157
Route 352
Route 359
Website www.v3r.net

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.[4]

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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Trois-Rivières is twinned with:

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