Cocagne, New Brunswick

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Cocagne
Le pont de cocagne.JPG
Cocagne is located in New Brunswick
Cocagne
Cocagne
Location of Cocagne in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°20′26″N 64°37′12″W / 46.34056°N 64.62000°W / 46.34056; -64.62000Coordinates: 46°20′26″N 64°37′12″W / 46.34056°N 64.62000°W / 46.34056; -64.62000
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kent County
Settled 1767
Government
 • MP Dominic LeBlanc (L)
 • Provincial Representative Claude Williams (P)
Area
 • Land 66.43 km2 (25.65 sq mi)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,545
 • Density 38.31/km2 (99.2/sq mi)
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)

Cocagne (2011 population: 2,545) is an unincorporated Canadian community in Kent County, New Brunswick.

Geography[edit]

The community is located around the mouth of the Cocagne River in Cocagne Bay at the crossroads of Route 535 and Route 134. Cocagne is also located on the northern terminus of Route 530

History[edit]

It was named after Cockaigne, a mythical paradise in medieval French literature.[1] It is located at the mouth of the Cocagne River on the Northumberland Strait.

William Francis Ganong identified the Mi'kmaq name as Wijulmacadie, referring to a plant found along the river. In 1866 Cocagne was a farming community with about 65 families: in 1871 the community and surrounding district had a population of 900: in 1898 Cocagne was a sub-port of entry with a population of 250. A post office branch has been located here since 1837.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Casselman, Bill. "Cocagne, New Brunswick: Origin of a Canadian Place Name". Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Cocagne". Where is Home? New Brunswick Communities Past and Present. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Retrieved 21 May 2012.