Saint-Wenceslas, Quebec

Saint-Wenceslas, Quebec is a municipality in Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. The town is situated at a bend in the Bécancour River. The northern branch of Autoroute 55 terminated at the 9e rang of Saint-Wenceslas until its completion in October 2006. Route 161 also goes through the town.

Saint-Wenceslas
Location within Nicolet-Yamaska RCM.
Location within Nicolet-Yamaska RCM.
Saint-Wenceslas is located in Southern Quebec
Saint-Wenceslas
Saint-Wenceslas
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°10′N 72°20′W / 46.167°N 72.333°W / 46.167; -72.333Coordinates: 46°10′N 72°20′W / 46.167°N 72.333°W / 46.167; -72.333[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMNicolet-Yamaska
ConstitutedOctober 11, 1995
Government
 • MayorDaniel Lamothe
 • Federal ridingBas-Richelieu—
Nicolet—Bécancour
 • Prov. ridingNicolet-Bécancour
Area
 • Total79.70 km2 (30.77 sq mi)
 • Land80.20 km2 (30.97 sq mi)
 There is an apparent
contradiction between two
authoritative sources
Population
 • Total1,064
 • Density13.3/km2 (34/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 3.4%
 • Dwellings
496
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)819
Highways
A-55

Route 161
Websitewww.municipalite
stwenceslas.com

The village church in Saint-Wenceslas was designed by Jean-Baptiste Louis Bourgeois, a local architect who also designed a Bahá'í House of Worship in the town of Wilmette, United States.

DemographicsEdit

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Census Population Change (%)
2011 1,064   3.4%
2006 1,101   2.7%
2001 1,132   3.2%
1996 1,170   1.7%
1991 1,190 N/A

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 308946 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 50023 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2450023) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census