Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick

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Saint-Léonard

Ville de Saint-Léonard
Town
Skyline of Saint-Léonard
Coat of arms of Saint-Léonard
Coat of arms
Saint-Léonard is located in New Brunswick
Saint-Léonard
Saint-Léonard
Location of Saint-Léonard in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 47°09′45″N 67°55′30″W / 47.1625°N 67.925°W / 47.1625; -67.925
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
CountyMadawaska
ParishSaint-Léonard
Settled1789
Town Status1920
Electoral Districts   
Federal

Madawaska—Restigouche
ProvincialRestigouche-La-Vallée
Government
 • TypeTown Council
 • MayorCarmel St-Amand
 • Deputy MayorLise Rousselle
 • Councillors
Area
 • Total5.20 km2 (2.01 sq mi)
Elevation
150 to 171 m (492 to 561 ft)
Population
 (2011)[2][3]
 • Total1,343
 • Density258.3/km2 (669/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11
Decrease0.7%
 • Census Ranking
1,705 of 5,008
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)
Dwellings574
Median Income*$33,285 CDN
NTS Map021O04
GNBC CodeDAADY
Websitewww.saint-leonard.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Saint-Léonard is a Canadian town in Madawaska County, New Brunswick.[4]

Geography[edit]

It is located on the east bank of the Saint John River opposite Van Buren, Maine, to which it is connected via the Saint Leonard-Van Buren Bridge.

History[edit]

Saint-Léonard was once a popular town during Prohibition in the United States as it was easy to smuggle alcohol to Van Buren.

The town's economy is driven by potato farming and a J.D. Irving Limited sawmill. Saint-Léonard is officially bilingual but it is predominantly a Francophone community.

On June 30, 2008, a truck carrying 12 million bees overturned near Saint-Léonard. This accident was the first of its kind in New Brunswick.[5]

Education[edit]

It has a single school, École Grande-Rivière.

Demographics[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government of New Brunswick website: Saint-Leonard Archived 2011-06-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Saint-Léonard, New Brunswick
  3. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses
  4. ^ New Brunswick Provincial Archives - Saint-Léonard
  5. ^ "Lorry carrying 12m bees overturns". BBC News Online. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-07-01.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  7. ^ [1], Census 1941-1951

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°09′45″N 67°55′30″W / 47.16250°N 67.92500°W / 47.16250; -67.92500 (St. Leonard)