Cocagne, New Brunswick

Cocagne (English: /kˈkæn/)[5] is a Canadian rural community in Kent County, New Brunswick.

Location of Cocagne in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 46°20′26″N 64°37′12″W
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKent County
  MPDominic LeBlanc (L)
  Provincial RepresentativeBenoît Bourque (L)
  Land66.43 km2 (25.65 sq mi)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
  Density66.78/km2 (173.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Cocagne Range Front Lighthouse
New Brunswick
New Brunswick
Coordinates46°20′7.0″N 64°36′53.75″W
Year first constructed1907
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionwooden tower
Tower shapesquare frustum tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height7.5 metres (25 ft)
Focal height8 metres (26 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range13 nautical miles (24 km; 15 mi)[2]
CharacteristicF Y
Admiralty numberH1354
CHS numberCCG 1116
NGA number7708
ARLHS numberCAN-141
Managing agentprivate[3][4]


It was named after Cockaigne, a mythical paradise in medieval French literature.[6] It is located at the mouth of the Cocagne River on the Northumberland Strait.

William Francis Ganong identified the Mi'kmaq name as Wijulmacadie, referring to a plant found along the river. In 1866 Cocagne was a farming community with about 65 families: in 1871 the community and surrounding district had a population of 900: in 1898 Cocagne was a sub-port of entry with a population of 250. A post office branch has been located here since 1837.[7]


The community is located around the mouth of the Cocagne River in Cocagne Bay at the crossroads of Route 535 and Route 134. Cocagne is also located on the northern terminus of Route 530


Notable people

See also


  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Cocagne, Rural community [Census subdivision], New Brunswick and Kent, County [Census division], New Brun" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  2. List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
  3. Northern New Brunswick The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 20 March 2017
  4. Cogane Range Front, NB Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 20 March 2017
  5. The Canadian Press (2017), The Canadian Press Stylebook (18th ed.), Toronto: The Canadian Press
  6. Casselman, Bill. "Cocagne, New Brunswick: Origin of a Canadian Place Name". Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day. Archived from the original on 2012-05-11. Retrieved 21 May 2012.
  7. "Cocagne". Where is Home? New Brunswick Communities Past and Present. Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Retrieved 21 May 2012.

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