Cocagne, New Brunswick
|• MP||Dominic LeBlanc (L)|
|• Provincial Representative||Benoît Bourque (L)|
|• Land||66.43 km2 (25.65 sq mi)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||38.31/km2 (99.2/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
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.
Following incorporation, Statistics Canada determined Cocagne's 2011 population to be 2,540. This population includes 2,312 in the portion formerly part of Dundas Parish and 228 in the portion formerly part of Wellington Parish.
- Auguste Théophile Léger (1852-1923) - New Brunswick politician
- Alfred Edmond Bourgeois (1872-1939) - New Brunswick politician, clerk, landlord and merchant.
- Allison Dysart (1880-1962) - New Brunswick politician, lawyer and judge
- Louis-Prudent-Alexandre Robichaud (1890-unknown) - New Brunswick political figure and jurist.
- Michel Cormier (b. 1957) - Canadian journalist, lecturer and author.
- Serge Despres (b. 1978) - Canadian bobsledder
- "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names, From January 2, 2014 to January 1, 2015 – Table 1 Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory (with 8C and 9C)" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. May 27, 2015. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- Casselman, Bill. "Cocagne, New Brunswick: Origin of a Canadian Place Name". Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
- "Cocagne". Where is Home? New Brunswick Communities Past and Present. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
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