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Drummondville

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Drummondville is a city in the Centre-du-Québec region of Quebec, located east of Montreal on the Saint-François River. The population as of the Canada 2016 Census was 68,601. The mayor of Drummondville is Alexandre Cusson.Drummondville is the seat of Drummond Regional County Municipality, and of the judicial district of Drummond.HistoryDrummondville was founded in June 1815 by Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Heriot. The purpose of the town was to provide a home for British soldiers in the War of 1812, and to guard the Saint-François River against American attacks. 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. Several outlying municipalities have been amalgamated into Drummondville since the 1950s:1955: Saint-Joseph de Grantham, Saint-Jean-Baptiste1966: Drummondville-Ouest1982: Drummondville-Sud1993: Grantham2004: Saint-Nicéphore, Saint-Charles-de-Drummond, Saint-Joachim-de-Courval
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