Petitcodiac, New Brunswick


Petitcodiac is a Canadian village in Westmorland County, New Brunswick.

Petitcodiac
Village
Downtown Petitcodiac

Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Where the River Begins"
Petitcodiac
The location of Petitcodiac within New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45.93205°N 65.169697°W / 45.93205; -65.169697
CountryCanada
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyWestmorland County
Incorporated VillageNovember 9, 1966
Electoral Districts     
Federal

Fundy Royal
ProvincialPetitcodiac
Government
  MayorGerald Gogan
Area
  Land17.21 km2 (6.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total1,383
  Density80.4/km2 (208/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
WebsitePetitcodiac.ca

History

It is named after the Petitcodiac River, which begins in the village at the junction of the North River and Anagance River. The name is believed to be derived either from a Mi'kmaq word meaning "bends like a bow" or from a Maliseet word meaning "sound of thunder".[2]

Present day

The Community Centres around Route 890, Route 885, Route 905, Route 106 and Route 1.

The village features a regional school, an outdoor swimming pool, an arena, a bowling alley, as well as several family-owned shops and churches servicing the surrounding area. There is also a Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

The Westmorland County Agricultural Fair, established by William Balzer in 1967, is an agricultural fair with a horse show, a sheep show, a produce contest, crafts and baked goods, and a beauty pageant.[3]

Demography

Neighbouring communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Petitcodiac, Village [Census subdivision], New Brunswick". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. Dr. Peter Paul interview with anthropologist Harald E.L. Prins and Bunny McBride, Hallowell, Maine, 12/02/1988, in In Memoriam: Peter Lewis Paul, 1902-1989, edited by K. Teeter, 19-21. Hull:Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Ethnology Service. Mercury Series Paper 26, 1993.
  3. "Fair Born of One Man's Dream". Westmorland County Agricultural Fair. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  4. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. "2011 Census Profile: Petitcodiac, New Brunswick". Retrieved October 3, 2019.

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