region, several kilometre
s from Trois-Rivières
, it is just under 90 square kilometres in area, most of which is agricultural. It is home to some 3050
Yamachiche is a name in the Algonquin language, and it means "muddy water", so named because of the three rivers that stir up the silt.
In 1653, it was made a fiefdom by Pierre Boucher, Sieur de Grosbois, and in 1702 inhabited by colonists after peace was established between the Europeans and the Aboriginals by the Treaty of Montréal.
The current mayor of Yamachiche is M. Michel Isabelle.