Hyacinthe, Père

Hyacinthe, Père

Hyacinthe, Père: see Loyson, Charles.

Saint-Hyacinthe (in English, sɛ̃tijasɛ̃t in French) is a city in southwestern Quebec east of Montreal on the Yamaska River. Population (2006 census) 55,823.

In 1849 Saint-Hyacinthe was created a village; at the time it had a population of 10,200. A year later it was made a town, and in 1857 it was made a city.

On January 1, 2002 the city of Saint-Hyacinthe amalgamated with five neighbouring towns (listed here with their population in 2001):

Saint-Hyacinthe is the headquarters of the Casavant Frères pipe organ builders.

The private St-Hyacinthe Airport is three miles to the west of the city.

From 1989 to 1996 the city had a team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League known as the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser. Currently the city is represented in the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey by the Saint-Hyacinthe Top Design.

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