Cocagne, New Brunswick

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Cocagne is located in New Brunswick
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
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKent County
 • MPDominic LeBlanc (L)
 • Provincial RepresentativeBenoît Bourque (L)
 • Land66.43 km2 (25.65 sq mi)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Total2,540
 • Density38.31/km2 (99.2/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Cocagne Range Front Lighthouse
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Cocagne, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
Cocagne, New Brunswick
New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Coordinates46°20′7.0″N 64°36′53.75″W / 46.335278°N 64.6149306°W / 46.335278; -64.6149306
Year first constructed1907
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionwooden tower
Tower shapesquare frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height7.5 metres (25 ft)
Focal height8 metres (26 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi)[2]
CharacteristicF Y
Admiralty numberH1354
CHS numberCCG 1116
NGA number7708
ARLHS numberCAN-141
Managing agentprivate[3][4]

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


It was named after Cockaigne, a mythical paradise in medieval French literature.[5] 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.[6]


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


Following incorporation, Statistics Canada determined Cocagne's 2011 population to be 2,540.[1] This population includes 2,312 in the portion formerly part of Dundas Parish and 228 in the portion formerly part of Wellington Parish.[1]


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  1. ^ a b c "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.
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
  3. ^ Northern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 20 March 2017
  4. ^ Cogane Range Front, NB Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 20 March 2017
  5. ^ Casselman, Bill. "Cocagne, New Brunswick: Origin of a Canadian Place Name". Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Cocagne". Where is Home? New Brunswick Communities Past and Present. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Retrieved 21 May 2012.

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Media related to Cocagne at Wikimedia Commons