Location within Bécancour RCM.
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Type||Band council|
|• Federal riding||Bas-Richelieu—|
|• Prov. riding||Nicolet-Bécancour|
|• Total||0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)|
|• Land||0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)|
|• Density||239.9/km2 (621/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||9.1%|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Highways||No major routes|
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.
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