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
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kent County
Settled 1767
 • MP Dominic LeBlanc (L)
 • Provincial Representative Benoît Bourque (L)
 • Land 66.43 km2 (25.65 sq mi)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,540
 • 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 incorporated Canadian rural community in Kent County, New Brunswick.


It was named after Cockaigne, a mythical paradise in medieval French literature.[2] 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.[3]


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