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.
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
Trois-Rivières is located in Quebec
Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières
Location of Trois-Rivières in Quebec
Coordinates: 46°21′N 72°33′W / 46.350°N 72.550°W / 46.350; -72.550Coordinates: 46°21′N 72°33′W / 46.350°N 72.550°W / 46.350; -72.550
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Mauricie
RCM None
Founded July 4, 1634 by Laviolette
Incorporated June 10, 1857
Constituted January 1, 2002
Boroughs Cap-de-la-Madeleine,
Trois-Rivières-Ouest,
Saint-Louis-de-France,
Pointe-du-Lac,
Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap
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[2]
 • City 333.70 km2 (128.84 sq mi)
 • Land 288.90 km2 (111.54 sq mi)
 • Urban[3] 177.25 km2 (68.44 sq mi)
 • Metro[4] 1,041.15 km2 (401.99 sq mi)
Elevation 61 m (200 ft)
Population [2]
 • City 134,413[1]
 • Density 1,581.2/km2 (4,095/sq mi)
 • Urban 126,460
 • Urban density 713.5/km2 (1,848/sq mi)
 • Metro[4] 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.[5]

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.

Sister city[change | change source]

Trois-Rivières is twinned with:

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=2437067&Geo2=CD&Code2=2437&Data=Count&SearchText=Trois-Rivieres&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1%7Cpopulation_as_of = 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Census Profile — Trois-Rivières". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  3. "Census Profile — Trois-Rivières, Population Centre". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Census Profile — Trois-Rivières, Census Metropolitan Area". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 24 May 2012. . The census metropolitan area consists of Trois-Rivières, Bécancour, Champlain, Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, Saint-Maurice, Wôlinak, Yamachiche. In the 2006 census, the census metropolitan area had not included Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes or Yamachiche.
  5. Roy-Sole, Monique. "A Tale of Tenacity", Canadian Geographic Magazine, April 2009, Vol. 129, No. 2, p. 31

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