Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick

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Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Village
A huge Acadian flag dominates St-Louis' skyline
A huge Acadian flag dominates St-Louis' skyline
Official seal of Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Seal
Motto: Le berceau du drapeau acadien
Saint-Louis-de-Kent is located in New Brunswick
Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Saint-Louis-de-Kent
Location within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°44′17″N 64°58′26″W / 46.738°N 64.974°W / 46.738; -64.974Coordinates: 46°44′17″N 64°58′26″W / 46.738°N 64.974°W / 46.738; -64.974
Country  Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Kent County
Founded 1797
Incorporated November 9, 1966
Government
 • Mayor Danielle Andrée Dugas
 • Governing Body Saint-Louis-de-Kent Village Council
Area
 • Total 2.00 km2 (0.77 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 930
 • Density 464.9/km2 (1,204/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−3)
Area code(s) 506

Saint-Louis-de-Kent is a Canadian village in Kent County, New Brunswick.

Often shortened to simply Saint-Louis, the village is situated on the Kouchibouguacis River at the main entrance to Kouchibouguac National Park. It is considered as the birthplace of the Acadian Flag. A local park, parc des forgeron, celebrates the birth of this flag in 1884.

History[edit]

Saint-Louis-de-Kent was founded by Joseph Babineau in 1797.[1] L'Académie Saint-Louis was founded in 1874 by Father Marcel-François Richard. The Congregation of Notre-Dame of Montréal founded a convent in 1879. The academy became a college in 1876. Additional facilities included a telephone line between Quebec and Halifax. The college was closed in 1882 by Bishop James Rogers.

The Saint-Louis Caisse Populaire was founded in 1938. L'école Monseigneur Marcel-François-Richard was opened in 1978.

Demographics[edit]

The Kouchibouguacis River flows through St. Louis de Kent

Population trend [2]

Census Population Change (%)
2011 930 Decrease3.1%
2006 960 Decrease3.2%
2001 991 Decrease2.4%
1996 1,015 Decrease0.6%
1991 1,009 Decrease8.4%
1986 1,101 Decrease5.9%
1981 1,166 N/A

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Village's Foundation". Saint-Louis-de-. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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