Richelieu (provincial electoral district)

Richelieu is a provincial electoral riding in the Montérégie region of Quebec, Canada, which elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It notably includes the municipalities of Sorel-Tracy, Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu and Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel.

Quebec electoral district
Provincial electoral district
LegislatureNational Assembly of Quebec
Jean-Bernard Émond
Coalition Avenir Québec
District created1867
District abolished1939
District re-created1944
First contested1867, 1944
Last contested1939, 2018
Population (2011)53,975
Electors (2014)[1]44,201
Area (km²)[2]880.7
Pop. density (per km²)61.3
Census division(s)Pierre-De Saurel, Les Maskoutains
Census subdivision(s)Massueville, Saint-Aimé, Sainte-Anne-de-Sorel, Saint-Bernard-de-Michaudville, Saint-David, Saint-Gérard-Majella, Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Saint-Jude, Saint-Louis, Saint-Marcel-de-Richelieu, Saint-Ours, Saint-Robert, Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu, Sainte-Victoire-de-Sorel, Sorel-Tracy, Yamaska

It was created for the 1867 election (and an electoral district of that name existed earlier in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada and the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada). Its final election was in 1936. It disappeared in the 1939 election and its successor electoral district was Richelieu-Verchères.

However, Richelieu-Verchères disappeared in the 1944 election and its successor electoral district was the re-created Richelieu.

In the change from the 2001 to the 2011 electoral map, it gained territory from Nicolet-Yamaska and from Verchères electoral districts.

It is named after former French Cardinal Armand Jean du Plessis de Richelieu.

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