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Repentigny, Quebec (Ville)

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Repentigny is a city in the province of Quebec, located north of Montreal, on the St. Lawrence River. This city's population in 2005 was 75,112 according to Gazette officielle du Quebec. It was founded in 1670 by Jean-Baptiste Le Gardeur, son of Seigneur Pierre Le Gardeur. During the town's first 250 years, Repentigny was only inhabited by a few hundred peasants, or habitants, and was an agricultural community. In 1677, the first population census only shows 30 inhabitants. Its first mayor was Benjamin Moreau 1855. Repentigny merged with its neighbor city Le Gardeur on June 1st 2002. The city's area grew from 29 to 69 square kilometers and the population grew by 70 percent.
Repentigny is the central point for transit in South-Central Lanaudiere. Its Northeastern Shore Transit Exchange Centre, administrated by Agence metropolitaine de transport, is the main infrastructure for transit in the region. Repentigny is directly connected to Terrebonne, Charlemagne, L'Assomption, MontrEal, MontrEal-Est, Saint-Sulpice, Lavaltrie, Lanoraie, Sainte-GeneviEve-de-Berthier, Berthierville, La Visitation-de-l'Ile-Dupas, Saint-Ignace-de-Loyola, Saint-Paul-d'Industrie, Crabtree, Sainte-Marie-Salome and Joliette. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Repentigny enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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