Wôlinak, Quebec

Wôlinak is an Abenaki First Nations reserve in the Centre-du-Québec region, Quebec, Canada. An enclave within the city of Bécancour, it was one of the Seven Nations of Canada.

Wôlinak
Wôlinak village
Location within Bécancour RCM.
Wôlinak
Location in southern Quebec.
Coordinates: 46°19′N 72°25′W[1]
Country Canada
Province Quebec
RegionCentre-du-Québec
RCMNone
Constitutedunspecified
Government
  TypeBand council
  Federal ridingBas-Richelieu—
Nicolet—Bécancour
  Prov. ridingNicolet-Bécancour
Area
  Total0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
  Land0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Population
  Total180
  Density239.9/km2 (621/sq mi)
  Pop 2006-2011
9.1%
  Dwellings
89
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Area code(s)450
HighwaysNo major routes

History

Around 1600, a few Abenaki families and Sokokis familles established themselves on the Puante river (name given after a battle with the English colonists against the French colonists) which later, was given the name of Bécancour from the name of M. de Bécancour, Baron de Portneuf, who was also established there.

From 600 inhabitants in the beginning, their numbers diminished after wars and epidemics.

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