Drummondville


Drummondville
Drummondville
—  City  —
Ville de Drummondville

Coat of arms
Location within Drummond Regional County Municipality.
Drummondville is located in Quebec
Drummondville
Location in Quebec, Canada
Coordinates (415, rue Lindsay [1]): 45°53′N 72°29′W / 45.883°N 72.483°W / 45.883; -72.483
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
RCM Drummond
Established July 7, 2004
Electoral Districts
Federal

Drummond
Provincial Drummond
Government[1][2][3]
 - Type Drummondville City Council
 - Mayor Francine Ruest-Jutras
 - Federal MP(s) François Choquette (NDP)
 - Quebec MNA(s) Yves-François Blanchet (PQ)
Area[4][5]
 - Land 246.79 km2 (95.3 sq mi)
 - Urban 613.93 km2 (237 sq mi)
Elevation 365 m (1,198 ft)
Population (2006)[4][5]
 - City 67,392
 - Density 273.1/km2 (707.3/sq mi)
 Urban 78,108
 - Urban density 127.2/km2 (329.4/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J2A-J2C, J2E
Area code(s) 819
Access Routes[6]
A-20 / TCH
A-55

Route 122
Route 139
Route 143
Website ville.drummondville.qc.ca

Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal on the Saint-François River. The population as of the Canada 2006 Census was 67,392. The mayor of Drummondville is Francine Ruest-Jutras.

Drummondville is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality, and of the judicial district of Drummond.[7]


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History

Drummondville was founded in June 1815 by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick George Heriot. The purpose of the town was to provide a home for British soldiers in the War of 1812, and to guard the Saint-François River against American attack. The town was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada between 1813 and 1816.

The construction of the Hemmings Falls hydro-electric dam in 1920 brought a new wave of industrial growth to the Drummondville area. Several outlying municipalities have been amalgamated into Drummondville since the 1950s:

  • 1955: Saint-Joseph de Grantham, Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • 1966: Drummondville-Ouest
  • 1982: Drummondville-Sud
  • 1993: Grantham
  • 2004: Saint-Nicéphore, Saint-Charles-de-Drummond, Saint-Joachim-de-Courval

Demographics

Population

Population trend[8]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 71,117 increase3.9%
2009 68,446 increase1.0%
2006 67,392 increase6.9%
Merger 63,029 increase26.1%
2001 46,599 increase3.8%
1996 44,882 increase4.0%
1991 43,171 N/A

(+) Amalgamation of the Cities of Drummondville, Saint-Nicéphore, the Municipality of Saint-Charles-de-Drummond and the Parish of Saint-Joachim-de-Courval on July 7, 2004.

Language

Mother tongue language (2006)[4]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 62,710 95.43%
English only 710 1.08%
Both English and French 175 0.27%
Other languages 2,120 3.22%

Notable Drummondville natives

Sports

Drummondville is home to the QMJHL's Drummondville Voltigeurs. The team plays its home games at Centre Marcel Dionne.

Transportation

Route 122 in Drummondville.

Local transit

Intra-city transit has been assured since 1987 by the Commission de transport de Drummondville, which currently operates city bus services on five routes headquartered at the main bus terminal at Des Forges and Lindsay Streets.

Intercity buses

Intercity highway coach service is provided by Autobus Drummondville Ltée, a unit of Groupe Bourgeois. Major destinations include the nearby cities of Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Victoriaville, Saint-Hyacinthe, and Thetford Mines.

Intercity rail

Passenger train service towards Montreal and Quebec City is provided by Via Rail. Drummondville is part of the high-traffic Quebec City-Windsor Corridor, and trains run at a rate of about five per day in either direction from the Drummondville railway station.

Air

General aviation services are available at the Drummondville Airport and the Drummondville Water Aerodrome.

Sister cities

See also

References

External links



Coordinates: 45°53′N 72°29′W / 45.883°N 72.483°W / 45.883; -72.483


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