Neuville is a village on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River, just west of Quebec City, part of the Portneuf Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in 1684, and remains picturesque.

Neuville
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Motto(s): 
Fier du Passé, Foi en l'Avenir
(Proud of the past, faith in the future)
Location within Portneuf RCM
Location within Portneuf RCM
Neuville is located in Central Quebec
Neuville
Neuville
Location in central Quebec
Coordinates: 46°42′N 71°35′W / 46.700°N 71.583°W / 46.700; -71.583Coordinates: 46°42′N 71°35′W / 46.700°N 71.583°W / 46.700; -71.583[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCapitale-Nationale
RCMPortneuf
Settled1670s
ConstitutedJanuary 2, 1997
Government
 • MayorBernard Gaudreau
 • Federal ridingPortneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. ridingPortneuf
Area
 • Total94.40 km2 (36.45 sq mi)
 • Land71.99 km2 (27.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total4,392
 • Density61.0/km2 (158/sq mi)
 • Pop 2011–2016
Increase 13.0%
 • Dwellings
1,817
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)418 and 581
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 365
Websitewww.ville.neuville.qc.ca Edit this at Wikidata

The 19th-century artist, Antoine Plamondon, (c. 1804–1895) moved here by 1850, with his mother, a brother and sister. He lived the rest of his life here, more than 40 years.

Neuville has an excellent marina for pleasure sailboats and yachts.

HistoryEdit

 
CN Station, Neuville, 1910

In 1653, the area was granted as a seigneurie by Jean de Lauson to Jean Bourdon de Saint-Jean (ca. 1601–1668) for his son Jean-François Bourdon de Dombourg (1647–1690), who was an engineer, surveyor, cartographer, and Attorney General to the sovereign. In 1680, the Dombourg Seigneurie was acquired by Nicolas Dupont de Neuville (1632–1716), thereafter the seigneurie was known as Neuville.[1]

In 1679, the Saint-François-de-Sales Parish was formed; it became a civil parish in 1684. The place was also known as Pointe-aux-Trembles (or Pointe-au-Tremble), in reference to the point on which the church was built, which once was covered with aspen and birch.[1]

The Battle of Neuville between France and the United Kingdom was fought nearby on the Saint Lawrence River forcing the French under Chevalier de Lévis to end their siege of Quebec in 1760.

In 1850, the post office opened, identified as Pointe-aux-Trembles. In 1855, the place was incorporated as a Parish Municipality of Saint-François-de-Sales, but renamed to Pointe-aux-Trembles some time after. In 1919, part of its territory separated to form the Village Municipality of Neuville.[1]

On December 18, 1996, the Village Municipality of Neuville and the Parish Municipality of Pointe-aux-Trembles merged again to form the new City of Neuville.[1]

DemographicsEdit

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 3,888 (2006 to 2011 population change: 6.9%)
  • Population in 2006: 3,638
  • Population in 2001: 3,346 (or 3,341 when adjusted to 2006 boundaries)
  • Population in 1996:
    • Neuville (village): 1,013
    • Pointe-aux-Trembles (parish): 2,248
  • Population in 1991:
    • Neuville (village): 1,006
    • Pointe-aux-Trembles (parish): 1,970

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 1596 (total dwellings: 1670)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 2.2%
  • French as first language: 97.4%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0.4%

Twin villageEdit

The Village of Neuville maintains trade development programs, cultural and educational partnership with the village of Neuville-de-Poitou in France. Its population does not originate from there.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Neuville (ville)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  2. ^ a b Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire – Répertoire des municipalités: Neuville
  3. ^ a b Statistics Canada (March 10, 2009). "2016 Community profiles – Neuville". Retrieved 2009-04-15.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External linksEdit

  Media related to Neuville, Quebec at Wikimedia Commons