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|— Ville —|
|Ville de Nicolet|
File:Nicolet Quebec location diagram.PNGLocation within Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality.
|Coordinates (180, rue Monseigneur-Panet ):|
|Constitution||December 27th, 2000|
|- Mayor||Alain Drouin|
|- Federal MP(s)||Louis Plamondon (BQ)|
|- Quebec MNA(s)||Jean-Martin Aussant (PQ)|
|- Land||96.11 km2 (37.1 sq mi)|
|- Density||81.4/km2 (210.8/sq mi)|
|- Change (2001-06)||▼1.3%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Access Routes|| Route 132|
Nicolet, Quebec is the county seat of Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada. The population as of the Canada 2006 Census was 7,827. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nicolet.
The residents of the town pronounce the final "t" in Nicolet, however people outside of the region do not.
In March 1955, a violent[clarification needed] fire gutted its downtown area—destroying 35 commercial buildings and displacing 75 families.
Eight months later, on November 12, 1955, a landslide carried 7 acres (28,000 m2) of earth and six buildings crashing down into the river, killing three people, injuring six and causing $10 million in damages. The event was later the subject of a book by author Louis Caron entitled Le Bonhomme Sept-Heures.
It is adjacent to the city of Bécancour.
The town was established upon the sandy, unstable soil at the mouth of the Nicolet River, which makes it prone to landslides.
(+) Amalgamation of the City of Nicolet, the Municipality of Nicolet-Sud and the Parish of Saint-Jean-Baptiste-de-Nicolet on December 27, 2000.
Mother tongue language (2006)
|Both English and French||20||0.28%|
Sogetel, a major independent telephone company, is headquartered here.
There is an ecological park, L'Anse du Port, featuring an observatory.
The Saint-Jean-Baptiste Cathedral contains artwork.
The Musée des Religions focuses on the historical and ethnographic context of religion.
- ^ a b Ministère des Affaires Municipales et Régions: Nicolet
- ^ Parliament of Canada Federal Riding History: BAS-RICHELIEU--NICOLET--BÉCANCOUR (Quebec)
- ^ Chief Electoral Officer of Québec - 40th General Election Riding Results: NICOLET-YAMASKA
- ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Nicolet, Quebec
- ^ Official Transport Quebec Road Map
- ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
|Lac Saint-Pierre / Trois-Rivières|