Neuville, Quebec

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Neuville
City
Neuville 2.jpg
Motto: 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
Region Capitale-Nationale
RCM Portneuf
Settled 1670s
Constituted January 2, 1997
Government[2]
 • Mayor Bernard Gaudreau
 • Federal riding Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier
 • Prov. riding Portneuf
Area[2][3]
 • Total 94.40 km2 (36.45 sq mi)
 • Land 72.16 km2 (27.86 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 3,888
 • Density 53.9/km2 (140/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006–2011 Increase 6.9%
 • Dwellings 1,670
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) G0A 2R0
Area code(s) 418 and 581
Highways
A-40

Route 138
Route 365
Website www.ville. neuville.qc.ca

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.

The 19th-century artist, Antoine Plamondon, (ca. 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.

History

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]

Demographics

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 village

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.

References

  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). "2011 Community profiles – Neuville". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census



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