Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia

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Pointe-de-l'Église
Church Point
Community
Sainte-Marie's Church
Sainte-Marie's Church
Pointe-de-l'Église is located in Nova Scotia
Pointe-de-l'Église
Pointe-de-l'Église
Location of Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°20′20.22″N 66°06′51.04″W / 44.3389500°N 66.1141778°W / 44.3389500; -66.1141778
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Digby
Founded June 1783
Incorporated February 28, 1890
Electoral Districts     
Federal

West Nova
Provincial Clare
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • MLA Wayne Gaudet (L)
 • MP Greg Kerr (C)
Elevation 0 - 152 m (−499 ft)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code B0V 1A0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 245
Median Earnings* 28,551
Website http://www.ChurchPoint.ns.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Pointe-de-l'Église, is an unincorporated area community located on Saint Mary's Bay in the District of Clare, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is home to Université Sainte-Anne and is known primarily for the tallest wooden church in North America, Église Sainte-Marie, which is located just north of the University.

Also on the university campus houses the local arena and the home of the Clare Acadiens hockey association.

History[edit]

The post office in Pointe-de-l'Église.

The Catholic Church Sainte-Marie, was built from 1903 to 1905. Today it is on the "Evangeline Trail" and borders the campus of Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language university in Nova Scotia. Pointe-de-l'Église continues to constitute part of a thriving Acadian French linguistic presence in Nova Scotia.


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Coordinates: 44°20′20.22″N 66°6′51.04″W / 44.3389500°N 66.1141778°W / 44.3389500; -66.1141778