Lamèque

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Lamèque
Town
Aerial view of Lamèque
Aerial view of Lamèque
Official seal of Lamèque
Seal
Lamèque is located in New Brunswick
Lamèque

Lamèque
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°47′33″N 64°39′11″W / 47.79246°N 64.65317°W / 47.79246; -64.65317
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Gloucester
Parish Shippagan
Founded 1790
Incorporated (Village) November 6, 1966
Incorporated (Town) September 1, 1982
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Reginald Paulin
Area[1]
 • Total 12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,432
 • Density 115.1/km2 (298/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.7%
 • Dwellings 615
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) E8T
Area code(s) 506
Highways
Route 113

Route 310
Route 313
Website www.lameque.ca

Lamèque (2011 population: 1,432) is a Canadian town in Gloucester County, New Brunswick.

History[edit]

A Francophone community, it is situated on Lamèque Island, off the northeastern tip of the Acadian Peninsula. Lamèque has hosted an annual baroque music festival every summer since 1975.[2]

Lamèque's economy is tied to the fishing and peat industries.

The Lamèque Eco-Parc offers numerous flora and fauna features representative of the Acadian Peninsula.

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Historical Census Data - Lamèque, New Brunswick[5]
Year Pop.   ±%  
1991 1,687 —    
1996 1,671 −0.9%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2001 1,580 −5.4%
2006 1,422 −10.0%
Year Pop.   ±%  
2011 1,432 +0.7%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Lamèque, New Brunswick[5]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,370
1,360 Increase 2.3% 99.27% 10 Increase n/a% 0.73% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2006
1,330
1,330 Decrease 10.1% 100.00% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
1,495
1,480 Decrease 5.1% 99.00% 15 Decrease 50.0% 1.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
1996
1,590
1,560 n/a 98.11% 30 n/a 1.89% 0 n/a 0.00% 0 n/a 0.00%

Notable people[edit]

Lamèque is also where Vancouver Canucks late player Luc Bourdon was born and raised.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Lamèque, New Brunswick
  2. ^ Frommers. Acadian Peninsula
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 47°47′36″N 64°38′52″W / 47.79333°N 64.64778°W / 47.79333; -64.64778 (Lameque)