Richibucto

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Richibucto
Town
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Richibucto is located in New Brunswick
Richibucto
Richibucto
Location within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°41′N 64°52′W / 46.68°N 64.87°W / 46.68; -64.87Coordinates: 46°41′N 64°52′W / 46.68°N 64.87°W / 46.68; -64.87
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kent County
Founded Early 1800s
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Roger Doiron
Area
 • Total 11.83 km2 (4.57 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,286
 • Density 108.7/km2 (282/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E4W
Area code(s) 506
Website www.richibucto.org

Richibucto is a town in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is situated on the Richibucto River where it discharges into the Northumberland Strait.

History[edit]

Richibucto had been the location of an annual Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement.[2] The town takes its name from a Mi'kmaq term meaning "river of fire".[3] It is believed the term was mispronounced, or misunderstood from the Mi'kmaq language.

Present day[edit]

The downtown area, situated on the mouth of the river, has commercial fishing wharves, several restaurants, and local stores. The economy is dominated by lobster and deep sea fishing.

Demographics[edit]

Population trend [4]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 1,286 Decrease0.3%
2006 1,290 Decrease3.8%
2001 1,341 Decrease5.2%
1996 1,414 Decrease3.7%
1991 1,469 Decrease9.5%
1986 1,609 Decrease5.2%
1981 1,722 Decrease6.6%

Attractions[edit]

St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church is a notable Richibucto landmark
  • St. Louis de Gonzague Roman Catholic Church was completed in 1965. Designed by Belanger and Roy of Moncton, it was inspired by the designs of the Spanish architect, Félix Candela.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Richibucto Town Website
  2. ^ "Micmac Locations". Micmac Tribe. Access Genealogy. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  3. ^ History of Richibucto
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  6. ^ John Leroux, Building New Brunswick: An Architectural History, Goose Lane, 2008, p. 216-219

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Richibucto at Wikimedia Commons