Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick

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

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(s): 
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
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKent County
Founded1797
IncorporatedNovember 9, 1966
Government
 • MayorDanielle Andrée Dugas
 • Governing BodySaint-Louis-de-Kent Village Council
Area
 • Total2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total856
 • Density426.3/km2 (1,104/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (ADT)
Area code(s)506

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.

HistoryEdit

Saint-Louis-de-Kent was founded by Joseph Babineau in 1797.[2] 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, but it was closed in 1882 by Bishop James Rogers. Additional facilities included a telephone line between Quebec and Halifax.

A religious Grotto and Calvary was erected next to the Kouchibouguacis River between 1878 and 1882, and remains an important Acadian pilgrimage site. It was declared a Heritage Site in 2005.[3] The Saint-Louis Caisse Populaire was founded in 1938. L'École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard was opened in 1978.

DemographicsEdit

 
The Kouchibouguacis River flows through St. Louis de Kent. This bridge was replaced with a modern structure over a 3-year construction period, and opened in 2016.[4][5]

Population trend [6][1]

Census Population Change (%)
2016 856  8.0%
2011 930  3.1%
2006 960  3.2%
2001 991  2.4%
1996 1,015  0.6%
1991 1,009  8.4%
1986 1,101  5.9%
1981 1,166 N/A

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Census Profile, 2016 Census Saint-Louis de Kent, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Village's Foundation". Saint-Louis-de-. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
  3. ^ Historica.ca Grotto and Calvary. Accessed July 15, 2019.
  4. ^ CBC News (23 November 2012). Saint-Louis-de-Kent bridge to be replaced. Accessed July 15, 2019.
  5. ^ News Release (1 September 2016). "New bridge open on Route 134". Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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