Petitcodiac, New Brunswick

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Petitcodiac
Village
Petitcodiac Baptist Church on the banks of the Petitcodiac River
Petitcodiac Baptist Church on the banks of the Petitcodiac River
Official seal of Petitcodiac
Seal
Nickname(s): "Where the River Begins"
Petitcodiac is located in New Brunswick
Petitcodiac
Petitcodiac
The location of Petitcodiac within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°55′55″N 65°10′11″W / 45.93205°N 65.169697°W / 45.93205; -65.169697
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Westmorland County
Incorporated Village November 9, 1966
Electoral Districts     
Federal

Fundy Royal
Provincial Petitcodiac
Government
 • Mayor Gerald Gogan
Area
 • Land 17.22 km2 (6.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,429
 • Density 83.0/km2 (215/sq mi)
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Website Petitcodiac.ca

Petitcodiac is a Canadian village in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.

History[edit]

It is named after the Petitcodiac River, which begins in the village at the junction of the North River and Anagance River. The term is derived from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "bends like a bow".

Present day[edit]

Petitcodiac streetscape

The Community Centres around Route 890, Route 885, Route 905, Route 106 and Route 1.

The village features a regional school, an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a bowling alley, as well as several family-owned shops and churches servicing the surrounding area. There is also a Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

The Westmorland County Fair, established by William Balzer, is an agricultural fair with a horse show, a sheep show, a produce contest, crafts and baked goods, and a beauty pageant.

Demography[edit]

Neighbouring communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°56′N 65°10′W / 45.933°N 65.167°W / 45.933; -65.167 (Petitcodiac)