Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick

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Petit-Rocher
Village
Jackie & Marilyn @ Petit Rocher.jpg
Official seal of Petit-Rocher
Seal
Motto(s): 
Ascencio Populi
Petit-Rocher is located in New Brunswick
Petit-Rocher

Petit-Rocher
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°47′36″N 65°42′58″W / 47.79333°N 65.71611°W / 47.79333; -65.71611
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
CountyGloucester
ParishBeresford
Village1966
Founded1797
Government
 • MayorLuc Desjardins
Area
 • Total4.49 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,908
 • Density425.2/km2 (1,101/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Decrease 2.1%
 • Dwellings
938
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)506
Highways Route 11
Route 134
Route 315

Petit-Rocher (2011 population: 1,908) is a Canadian village in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Located on Chaleur Bay 20 km northwest of Bathurst, Petit-Rocher's residents are 92% Francophone. Its current population meets the requirements for "town" status under the Municipalities Act of the Province of New Brunswick, however the community has not requested a change in municipal status.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1797 by Acadian settlers. The name literally means 'little rock', and is pronounced by most anglophones in the region as Petty Roche. The name of the village is reputed to derive from the fact that the village's founders disembarked on a small rock. The village was named Little Roche from 1850 to 1854, then Madisco until 1870, and then Petit Rocher. The hyphenated form Petit-Rocher was adopted in 2009. Some old maps have the name Petite Roche (1812) and Sainte Roque or Little Russia (1827).[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population[edit]

Canada census – Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick community profile
2011 2006
Population: 1,908 (-2.1% from 2006) 1,949 (-0.9% from 2001)
Land area: 4.49 km2 (1.73 sq mi) 4.49 km2 (1.73 sq mi)
Population density: 425.2/km2 (1,101/sq mi) 434.4/km2 (1,125/sq mi)
Median age: 51.3 (M: 49.9, F: 52.2) 45.2 (M: 43.7, F: 46.3)
Total private dwellings: 938 849
Median household income: $55,666 $42,709
References: 2011[1] 2006[3] earlier[4]
Historical Census Data - Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick[5]
YearPop.±%
1991 1,988—    
1996 2,078+4.5%
YearPop.±%
2001 1,966−5.4%
2006 1,949−0.9%
YearPop.±%
2011 1,908−2.1%

Language[edit]

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick[5]
Census Total
French
English
French & English
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
1,875
1,750 Decrease 4.4% 93.33% 100 Increase 42.9% 5.33% 25 Increase 25.0% 1.33% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2006
1,920
1,830 Increase 1.9% 95.31% 70 Decrease 44.0% 3.65% 20 Steady 0.0% 1.04% 0 Steady 0.0% 0.00%
2001
1,940
1,795 Decrease 8.2% 92.53% 125 Increase 38.9% 6.44% 20 Increase 100.0% 1.03% 0 Decrease 100.0% 0.00%
1996
2,065
1,955 n/a 94.67% 90 n/a 4.36% 10 n/a 0.48% 10 n/a 0.48%

Tourism[edit]

Petit-Rocher Lighthouse
Jackie & Marilyn @ Petit Rocher.jpg
Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick
Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick
New Brunswick
LocationPetit-Rocher
New Brunswick
Canada
Coordinates47°46′54.81″N 65°42′27.19″W / 47.7818917°N 65.7075528°W / 47.7818917; -65.7075528
Year first constructed1879 (first)
1929 (second)
Year first litn/a (current)
Deactivated1929 (first)
Constructionmetal skeletal tower (current)
wooden tower (first)
Tower shapesquare prism skeletal tower (current)
square frustum tower (first)
Markings / patterngrey metallic tower (current)
white tower (first)
Tower height7 metres (23 ft) (current)
9.5 metres (31 ft) (first)
Focal height7.6 metres (25 ft) (current)
10.6 metres (35 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)[6]
CharacteristicFL Y 10s.
Admiralty numberH1606
CHS numberCCG 1339
NGA number7196
ARLHS numberCAN-933
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[7][8]

In 2012 and 2013, Petit-Rocher was host to the CCBHA's annual ball hockey tournament with a team from nearby Dundee taking home the Allen, Paquet & Arseneau cup as champions for both tournaments.[9]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick Cite error: The named reference "cp2011" was defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ Alan Rayburn, Geographical Names of New Brunswick, Énergie, Mines et Ressources Canada, Ottawa, 1975, p. 215.
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Northern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 26 March 2017
  8. ^ Petit Rocher Light Lighthouse Explorer. Retrieved 26 March 2017
  9. ^ http://www.ccballhockey.com/

External links[edit]



Coordinates: 47°47′2.1″N 65°42′57.3″W / 47.783917°N 65.715917°W / 47.783917; -65.715917 (Petit-Rocher)