Wôlinak, Quebec

Wôlinak is an Abenaki First Nations reserve in the Centre-du-Québec region, Quebec, Canada. An enclave within the city of Bécancour, it was one of the Seven Nations of Canada.

Wôlinak
Wôlinak village
Wôlinak village
Location within Bécancour RCM.
Location within Bécancour RCM.
Wôlinak is located in Southern Quebec
Wôlinak
Wôlinak
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°25′W / 46.317°N 72.417°W / 46.317; -72.417Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°25′W / 46.317°N 72.417°W / 46.317; -72.417[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMNone
Constitutedunspecified
Government
 • TypeBand council
 • Federal ridingBas-Richelieu—
Nicolet—Bécancour
 • Prov. ridingNicolet-Bécancour
Area
 • Total0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
 • Land0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population
 • Total180
 • Density239.9/km2 (621/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 9.1%
 • Dwellings
89
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450
HighwaysNo major routes

HistoryEdit

Around 1600, a few Abenaki families and Sokokis families established themselves on the Puante river (name given after a battle with the English colonists against the French colonists) which later, was given the name of Bécancour from the name of M. de Bécancour, Baron de Portneuf, who was also established there.

From 600 inhabitants in the beginning, their numbers diminished after wars and epidemics.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reference number 136958 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 38802 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2438802) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.

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