Saint-Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick
A huge Acadian flag dominates St-Louis' skyline
Le berceau du drapeau acadien
|Incorporated||November 9, 1966|
|• Mayor||Danielle Andrée Dugas|
|• Governing Body||Saint-Louis-de-Kent Village Council|
|• Total||2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||426.3/km2 (1,104/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−3 (ADT)|
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.
Saint-Louis-de-Kent was founded by Joseph Babineau in 1797. 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. The Saint-Louis Caisse Populaire was founded in 1938. L'École Mgr-Marcel-François-Richard was opened in 1978.
Religious make-up (2001)
Mother tongue language (2011)
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census Saint-Louis de Kent, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
- "The Village's Foundation". Saint-Louis-de-. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-09-28.
- Historica.ca Grotto and Calvary. Accessed July 15, 2019.
- CBC News (23 November 2012). Saint-Louis-de-Kent bridge to be replaced. Accessed July 15, 2019.
- News Release (1 September 2016). "New bridge open on Route 134". Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 1 August 2019.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
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