Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec Canada

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Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage is a charming parish municipality nestled in the Lotbinière Regional County Municipality, within the Chaudière-Appalaches region of Quebec, Canada. This quaint community, with a population of 1,091 as per the Canada 2011 Census, is named after Narcisse Dionne, a notable early benefactor of the parish. The name Beaurivage is linked to the seigneurie of Beaurivage, also known as Saint-Gilles.

The Intriguing History of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec

On August 26, 1972, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage found itself in the spotlight when notorious French criminal Jacques Mesrine and his Quebec accomplice Jean-Paul Mercier, just five days after escaping from Saint-Vincent-de-Paul jail in Laval, Quebec, robbed the Caisse populaire of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage. Interestingly, just ten minutes prior, they had also robbed the caisse of Saint-Bernard, amassing a total of $26,000 that day.

Demographics of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, Quebec

According to the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage experienced a population growth of 4.2% from its 2016 population of 1,106, bringing the total population to 1,152. These residents live in 446 of the 466 total private dwellings in the area. With a land area of 62.07 km2 (23.97 sq mi), Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage had a population density of 18.6/km2 (48.1/sq mi) in 2021.