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Drummondville, Quebec (Ville)

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Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Quebec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal, on the Saint-François River. Drummondville is the seat of Drummond regional county municipality. As of 2001, the population was 46,599. The mayor of Drummondville is Francine Ruest-Jutras.  In 2005 the city population was 65,891. The population density is 263.8 square kilometers and its area  is 249.80 square kilometers.

Drummondville was founded in June 1815 by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick George Heriot. The purpose of the town was to provide a home for British soldiers in the war of 1812, and to guard the Saint-Francois River against American attack. The town was named after Sir Gordon Drummond, the Lieutenant Governor of upper Canada between 1813 and 1816. The construction of the Hemmings Falls hydro-electric dam in 1920 brought a new wave of industrial growth to the Drummondville area.

Drummondville is home to the Drummondville Voltigeurs. The team plays its home games at center Marcel Dionne. Transit service is provided by the Commission de transport de Drummondville. Intercity highway coach service is provided by Autobus Drummondville Ltee, a unit of Groupe Bourgeois. Passenger train service also is provided by rail.
Drummondville, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited place. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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