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Lake Nicolet seen from Gosford street, near Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens
|Location||Canada, Quebec, Centre-du-Québec, Arthabaska Regional County Municipality|
|Primary outflows||Nicolet River|
|Catchment area||9.4 kilometres (5.84 mi)|
|Max. length||5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi)|
|Max. width||1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi)|
|Surface area||4.1 kilometres (2.55 mi)|
|Average depth||17 metres (56 ft)|
|Max. depth||41 metres (135 ft)|
|Surface elevation||350 metres (1,150 ft)|
|Frozen||End of December to beginning of March|
|Islands||Boulanger, Baril, à Michel-Rheault, Rolland.|
Lake Nicolet (in French: lac Nicolet) is located 50 km south of Victoriaville, in the municipality of Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens, in Arthabaska Regional County Municipality (MRC), in administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, Canada.
Lake Nicolet is the source of the Nicolet River which flows 137 kilometres (85 mi) to the southeast shore of lake Saint-Pierre, in Nicolet. The latest is crossed through the North-East by the St. Lawrence River.
This lake is surrounded by Chemin du Lac-Nicolet (north-west side) and Chemin Gosford-Sud (south-east side).
Lake Nicolet is 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) long and 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi), resembling a misshapen crescent surrounded by mountains. It has seven islands: Boulanger, Baril, Linke, L'Heureux, à Michel-Rheault, Rolland and a little unnamed island. The main mountain peaks around the lake are: Brûlé Mountain (500 metres (1,600 ft)) at 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) on the south side of the bay leading to the mouth of the lake; a 419 metres (1,375 ft) vertex on the west side and another on the southeast side (492 metres (1,614 ft)). This lake has a hundred chalets all around.
The toponym "Lac Nicolet" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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