|Ville de Trois-Rivières|
Boulevard des Forges, the main street of Trois-Rivières.
|Amalgamated||January 1, 2002|
|- Mayor||Yves Lévesque|
|- Governing Body||Trois-Rivières City Council|
|- MPs||Paule Brunelle|
|- MNAs||Sébastien Proulx|
|- City||288. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The provinces and territories of Canada combine to make up the world's second largest country in total area. Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk The province of Quebec, Canada, is officially divided into 17 administrative Regions Traditionally (and non-officially it is divided into around twenty Regions Mauricie is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The Mayor is the highest elected official in Trois-Rivières, in the Mauricie region of Quebec. Yves Lévesque is a Canadian politician and the current Mayor of Trois-Rivières. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about the year For the film see 2009 Lost Memories. The Trois-Rivières City Council (in French Conseil municipal de Trois-Rivières) is the governing body for the city of Trois-Rivières, in the Mauricie The House of Commons (Chambre des communes is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and Paule Brunelle (born August 21, 1953 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec) is a Canadian politician The National Assembly of Quebec (Assemblée nationale du Québec is the name for the legislative body of the province of Quebec, Canada. Sébastien Proulx (born March 28, 1975 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Quebec politician Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 92 km² (111. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 6 sq mi)|
|- Urban||176. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 92 km² (68. 3 sq mi)|
|- Metro||880. 36 km² (339. 9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||61 m (200 ft)|
|- Density||437. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 2/km² (1,132. 3/sq mi)|
|- Urban Density||684. 8/km² (1,773. 6/sq mi)|
|- Metro Density||160. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central 8/km² (416. 5/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Postal code span||G8(T,V-W,Y-Z), G9(A-C)|
|Website: Ville de Trois-Rivières|
Trois-Rivières is a city in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada, located along the densely populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice and Saint Lawrence rivers. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 819 is an Area code for western Quebec, Canada, including the Quebec portion of the capital region Ottawa - Gatineau, and A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Mauricie is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The Saint-Maurice River is a River in central Quebec which flows south from Gouin Reservoir to empty into the Saint Lawrence River at Saint Lawrence River (in French: fleuve Saint-Laurent; Kahnawáˀkye in Tuscarora, Kaniatarowanenneh meaning big waterway It was founded in 1634, the second permanent settlement in New France. The Viceroyalty of New France (Nouvelle-France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the The current city was created in 2002 from the merging of six towns : Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Pointe-du-Lac, Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap, Saint-Louis-de-France, Trois-Rivières and Trois-Rivières-Ouest. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar.
The city is named for the fact that the Saint-Maurice River, which is divided by two small islands at the river's opening, has three mouths at the St. Lawrence. The city's logo also illustrates this.
Trois-Rivières is also the name of a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality (TE) of Quebec, coextensive with the city of Trois-Rivières. The term regional county municipality or RCM ( French: municipalité régionale de comté MRC) is used in the Canadian Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Its geographical code is 371.
Together with the regional county municipality of Les Chenaux, it forms the census division (CD) of Francheville (37). The term regional county municipality or RCM ( French: municipalité régionale de comté MRC) is used in the Canadian Les Chenaux (The channels is a regional county municipality in central Quebec, Canada in the Mauricie region The census geographic units of Canada are the Country subdivisions defined and used by Canada's federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada to Francheville is a census division (CD of Quebec, with geographical code 37 The municipalities within Les Chenaux and the former municipalities that were amalgamated into Trois-Rivières formerly constituted the regional county municipality of Francheville.
Trois-Rivières is the economic and cultural hub of the Mauricie region. Mauricie is a traditional and current administrative region of Quebec. It lies at the halfway point between Montreal and Quebec City, on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River across from the city of Bécancour. Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec City ( French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (kwɨˈbɛk or /keˈbɛk/ is the Capital of the Canadian province Saint Lawrence River (in French: fleuve Saint-Laurent; Kahnawáˀkye in Tuscarora, Kaniatarowanenneh meaning big waterway Bécancour is a Town in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada; it is the seat of the It was founded on July 4, 1634, the second permanent settlement in New France, after Quebec city in 1608. The Viceroyalty of New France (Nouvelle-France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Its location at the three-pronged mouth of the Saint-Maurice River is the source of its name, which is French for three rivers. The Saint-Maurice River is a River in central Quebec which flows south from Gouin Reservoir to empty into the Saint Lawrence River at Historically, Trois-Rivières was sometimes referred to in English as Three Rivers, although in modern times it is always referred to as Trois-Rivières in both English and French. The anglicized name still appears in many areas of the town (e. g. , the city's Three Rivers Academy), bearing witness to the influence of English settlers in the town. The city's inhabitants are known as "Trifluviens" (Trifluvians).
Trois-Rivières has been a world capital of the pulp and paper industry since the 1930s; the city's other prominent industries include metal transformation, electronics, thermoplastics, as well as the production of food crops and cabinetmaking. The global pulp and paper industry is dominated by North American ( United States, Canada) Northern European ( Finland, Sweden Metallurgy is a domain of Materials science that studies the physical and chemical behavior of metallic elements, their intermetallic compounds, and their Electronics refers to the flow of charge (moving Electrons through Nonmetal conductors (mainly Semiconductors, whereas electrical A thermoplastic is a Plastic that Melts to a liquid when heated and freezes to a Brittle, very Glassy state when cooled sufficiently Agriculture refers to the production of goods through the growing of plants and fungi and the raising of domesticated Animals The study of agriculture Cabinet making is the practice of utilizing various Woodworking skills to create cabinets shelving and Furniture. An industrial park adjoining Trois-Rivières Airport also serves as a major centre for the aeronautical industry. Trois-Rivières Airport,, is located near the city of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. Aeronautics (from Greek aero which means air or sky and nautis which means sailor i
The city's main street is Boulevard des Forges, an area several blocks long in the heart of the Old City composed of century-old buildings housing a great variety of cafés, restaurants, clubs, bars, and shops. In the warmer months, the area is regularly closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate various festivals and events, turning the downtown core into a pedestrian mall. Car-free zones (also known as auto-free zones and pedestrian zones) are areas of a city or town in which automobile traffic is prohibited Trois-Rivières is officially the "National Poetry Capital of Quebec"; numerous plaques displaying poetic verses are installed across the centre of the city, and its International Festival of Poetry (held each year in the first week of October) honours this title.
Trois-Rivières has an internationally known racetrack named Circuit Trois-Rivières. The Circuit Trois-Rivières is a street circuit located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. The track hosts American Le Mans series, NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, and the Formula Atlantic events. The American Le Mans Series ( ALMS) is a Sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada. The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series is a NASCAR racing series in Canada. The Cooper Tires presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda is a Formula racing series with races throughout North America  Notable landmarks include the Forges du Saint-Maurice, a foundry dating back to the 1730s, the Ursulines Monastery, and Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica. Forges du Saint-Maurice ("St Maurice Ironworks", just outside of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, is one of Canada's National historic A foundry is a Factory which produces Metal Castings from either Ferrous or non-ferrous alloys The Ursulines are a Roman Catholic Religious order founded at Brescia, Italy by Saint Angela de Merici in November 1535 primarily The Basilica of Notre-Dame-du-Cap is a Basilica in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.
On January 1, 2002, the former city of Trois-Rivières along with the neighbouring towns of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap, Saint-Louis-de-France, Trois-Rivières-Ouest, and the municipality of Pointe-du-Lac, were amalgamated to form the new city of Trois-Rivières. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Cap-de-la-Madeleine is a former city in Quebec, Canada at the confluence of the Saint-Maurice River and the St Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap is a former Town in Quebec, Canada on the St Saint-Louis-de-France is a former Town in Quebec, Canada. It was amalgamated into the City of Trois-Rivières in 2002 Trois-Rivières-Ouest is a former city in Quebec, Canada, now in the City of Trois-Rivières. Pointe-du-Lac is a former municipality in Quebec, Canada on the St The Trois-Rivières metropolitan area also includes the city of Bécancour. The census geographic units of Canada are the Country subdivisions defined and used by Canada's federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada to Bécancour is a Town in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, Canada; it is the seat of the
For a long time, the area that would later become known as Trois-Rivières was frequented by Algonquins who used it as a summer stopping place. The Algonquins (or Algonkins) are an aboriginal North American people speaking Algonquin, an Anishinaabe language. The French explorer Jacques Cartier described the site while on his second journey to the New World in 1535. Jacques Cartier (December 31 1491&ndashSeptember 1 1557 was a French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France The name "Trois-Rivières", however, was only given in 1599, by a certain Captain Dupont-Gravé.
In 1603, while surveying the Saint-Lawrence River, Samuel de Champlain recommended establishing a permanent settlement in the area, which was finally done on July 4, 1634 by the Sieur of Laviolette. Samuel de Champlain (c 1575 - 25 December 1635) "The Father of New France " was a French navigator geographer cartographer Events 836 - Pactum Sicardi, peace between the Principality of Benevento and the Duchy of Naples The city was second to be founded in New France (after Quebec City, before Montreal) and played an important role in the colony and in the fur trade, thanks to its strategic location. The Viceroyalty of New France (Nouvelle-France was the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Quebec City ( French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (kwɨˈbɛk or /keˈbɛk/ is the Capital of the Canadian province Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec The settlement became the seat of a regional government in 1665. Ursuline nuns first arrived at the settlement in 1697, establishing the first school and helping local missionnaries to Christianize the local Aboriginals and Métis. The Ursulines are a Roman Catholic Religious order founded at Brescia, Italy by Saint Angela de Merici in November 1535 primarily A Métis is a person born to parents who belong to different groups defined by visible physical differences regarded as racial or the descendant of such persons
French sovereignty in Trois-Rivières continued until 1760, when the city was captured as part of the British conquest of Québec. Year 1760 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap The French and Indian War (1754&ndash1763 was the North American chapter of the Seven Years' War. Sixteen years later, on June 8, 1776, it was the theatre of the Battle of Trois-Rivières (part of the ill-fated Invasion of the province of Québec by Americans from the Boston area—les Bostonnais) during the American Revolutionary War. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1776 ( MDCCLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a The Battle of Trois-Rivières was fought on June 8, 1776, in the American Revolutionary War. Background In the spring of 1775 the American Revolutionary War began with the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots"
Trois-Rivières continued to grow in stature throughout the period and beyond; in 1792 it became the seat of a judicial district, and that of a Roman Catholic diocese in 1852. Year 1792 ( MDCCXCII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year In many rites of the Roman Catholic Church and in Anglican churches, a diocese is an administrative territorial unit administered by a Bishop. Year 1852 ( MDCCCLII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year
The greater part of the city of Trois-Rivières was destroyed by a fire in 1908. Year 1908 ( MCMVIII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The majority of the city's original buildings, many of which dated back to French colonial years, were destroyed. Only a few were spared, including the Ursuline Monastery and the De Tonnancour Manor. As a result of the destruction, a major redesign and renovation of the city was undertaken, including the widening and renewal of many of the city's roads. As well, many new businesses and industries became established in the town, which attracted many new residents.
In the 1960s, Trois-Rivières undertook a large-scale project of economic diversification, including the establishment of several cultural institutions and attractions. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The Old City of Trois-Rivières was declared an "historic sector" in 1964. The Laviolette Bridge, linking Trois-Rivières to Bécancour and the south shore of the Saint-Lawrence River, was inaugurated on December 20, 1967. The Laviolette Bridge (in French, pont Laviolette) is an Arch bridge connecting the city of Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada Events 69 - Vespasian, formerly a general under Nero, enters Rome to claim the title of Emperor. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. Finally, in 1969, the city appeared on Canada's academic map with the inception of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, known for its chiropractic school and its excellent programs for primary and secondary school education. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR established in 1969 is a campus of the Université du Québec, located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec Chiropractic is a Health care profession that focuses on diagnosis treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the Musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis
Although historically an important center of commerce, trade and population, Trois-Rivières has relinquished much of its earlier importance to the two major cities of Quebec, the metropolis of Montreal and capital of Quebec City. A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec City ( French: Ville de Québec, or simply Québec) (kwɨˈbɛk or /keˈbɛk/ is the Capital of the Canadian province It does, however, remain one of the principal medium-sized cities of Quebec, along with Saguenay, Sherbrooke and Gatineau. Gatineau ( 2006 census population 242124 is a city in western Quebec, Canada.
Trois-Rivières Metro Area (2001)
The information regarding ethnicities above is from the 2001 Canadian Census. The percentages add to more than 100% because of dual responses (e. g. "French-Canadian" generates an entry in both the category "French" and the category "Canadian". ) Groups with greater than 1,250 responses are included.