Grande-Digue, New Brunswick

New Brunswick Shediac Kent County, New Brunswick
Grande-Digue
Grande-Digue is located in New Brunswick
Grande-Digue
Grande-Digue
Location of Grande-Digue in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°16′25.34″N 64°34′32.69″W / 46.2737056°N 64.5757472°W / 46.2737056; -64.5757472Coordinates: 46°16′25.34″N 64°34′32.69″W / 46.2737056°N 64.5757472°W / 46.2737056; -64.5757472
CountryCanada
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKent County
Settled1767
Government
 • MPDominic LeBlanc (L)
 • Provincial RepresentativeVacant
Area
 • Land46.04 km2 (17.78 sq mi)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,182
 • Density47.4/km2 (123/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Websitehttp://www.grande-digue.net/

Grande-Digue (2011 pop.: 2,182) is a community in Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada, near Shediac.

The local service district of Grande-Digue[1] takes its name from the community.

Geography

The community is located in Dundas Parish, on the north-east shoreline of the Shediac Bay. Grand-Digue is located around the intersection of Grand Digue Rd and Route 530.

History

Following the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755, many Acadians found refuge in Grande-Digue. They did not receive land grants until 1791.[2]

The community is predominantly Acadian, and Acadian French is the most widely spoken language. However, due to the large number of summer tourists and cottagers, English is also spoken by virtually the entire population.

École Grande-Digue is the only school located in Grande-Digue. It is a K-8 school and is part of School District 11.[3][4] High school students go to École Louis-J.-Robichaud in Shediac.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Brunswick Regulation 84-168 under the Municipalities Act (O.C. 84-582)". Government of New Brunswick. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  2. ^ History of Grande-Digue
  3. ^ Grande-Digue School Info
  4. ^ "Official Website of Grande-Digue School". Archived from the original on 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-02-02.