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Encyclopedia > Trois Rivieres, Quebec
The hallmark of the city of Trois-Rivières, the Laviolette bridge.
The hallmark of the city of Trois-Rivières, the Laviolette bridge.
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The Ursulines monastery.

Trois-Rivières (2001 population 46,264; metropolitan population 137,507) is a city on the St. Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River in central Quebec, Canada. Its inhabitants are known as "Trifluviens" (Trifluvians). It was known to early English settlers as Three Rivers and is the famous birthplace of Parti Québécois minister Gérald Godin, writer Madeleine Ferron and Premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis. Félix Leclerc also worked in a Trois-Rivières radio station.


Trois-Rivières is the center (and unofficial capital) of the Mauricie region. The city was the second one to be founded in New France, in 1634, (after Quebec City, before Montreal) and played an important role in the colony. In June 8, 1776, it was the theater of the Battle of Trois-Rivières (part of the Invasion of the province of Quebec by Americans) during the American Revolutionary War. It has now relinquished some of its importance to the two major cities of Quebec, the metropolis of Montreal and capital of Quebec City but remains one of the principal medium-sized cities of Quebec, along with Saguenay, Sherbrooke and Gatineau. It is a world capital of the pulp and paper industry.


Notable historic landmarks include the Ursulines monastery and the Saint-Maurice forge. Trois-Rivieres hosts the Grand-Prix de Trois-Rivieres, the Trans-Am series, and the Formula Atlantic [1] (http://www.gp3r.com). It is officially the "national Quebec capital of poetry". Numerous plaques displaying poetic verses are installed across the center of the city and its International Festival of Poetry honors this title.


See also

External link

  • Official site of Trois-Rivières (http://www.v3r.net/)


Mauricie (04)

La Tuque City | Shawinigan City | Trois-Rivières City | Les Chenaux | Maskinongé | Mékinac |


Neighbouring regions: Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean | Capitale-Nationale | Outaouais | Abitibi-Témiscamingue | Lanaudière | Laurentides | Centre-du-Québec


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Trois-Rivieres, Quebec - definition of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec in Encyclopedia (287 words)
Lawrence River at the mouth of the Saint-Maurice River in central Quebec, Canada.
It was known to early English settlers as Three Rivers and is the famous birthplace of Parti Québécois minister Gérald Godin, writer Madeleine Ferron and Premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis.
The city was the second one to be founded in New France, in 1634, (after Quebec City, before Montreal) and played an important role in the colony.
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