Grande-Digue, New Brunswick

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Grande-Digue
Grande-Digue is located in New Brunswick
Grande-Digue
Grande-Digue
Location of Grande-Digue in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°16′25.34″N 64°34′32.69″W / 46.2737056°N 64.5757472°W / 46.2737056; -64.5757472Coordinates: 46°16′25.34″N 64°34′32.69″W / 46.2737056°N 64.5757472°W / 46.2737056; -64.5757472
CountryCanada
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKent County
Settled1767
Government
 • MPDominic LeBlanc (L)
 • Provincial RepresentativeBrian Gallant (L)
Area
 • Land46.04 km2 (17.78 sq mi)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total2,182
 • Density47.4/km2 (123/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Websitehttp://www.grande-digue.net/

Grande-Digue (2011 pop.: 2,182) is a community in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada, near Shediac.

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The community is located in Dundas Parish, on the north-east shoreline of the Shediac Bay. Grand-Digue is located around the intersection of Grand Digue Rd and Route 530.

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Following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, many Acadians found refuge in Grande-Digue. They did not receive land grants until 1791.[1]

The community is predominantly Acadian in culture, and Acadian French is the most widely spoken language. However, due to the large number of summer tourists and cottagers, English is also spoken by virtually the entire population.

École Grande-Digue is the only school located in Grande-Digue. It is a K-8 school and is part of School District 11.[2][3] High school students go to École Louis-J.-Robichaud in Shediac.

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