Lamèque

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Lamèque
Town
Aerial view of Lamèque
Aerial view of Lamèque
Lamèque is located in New Brunswick
Lamèque

Lamèque
Location within New Brunswick.
Coordinates: 47°47′33″N 64°39′11″W / 47.79246°N 64.65317°W / 47.79246; -64.65317Coordinates: 47°47′33″N 64°39′11″W / 47.79246°N 64.65317°W / 47.79246; -64.65317
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County Gloucester
Parish Shippagan
Founded 1790
Incorporated (Village) November 6, 1966
Incorporated (Town) September 1, 1982
Government
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Reginald Paulin
Area[1]
 • Total 12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 1,432
 • Density 115.1/km2 (298/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 0.7%
 • Dwellings 615
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Postal code(s) E8T
Area code(s) 506
Highways
Route 113

Route 310
Route 313
Website www.lameque.ca

Lamèque is a Canadian town in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. In 2011, it had a population of 1,432. Lamèque is a French-speaking community. It is located on Lamèque Island, off the northeastern tip of the Acadian Peninsula.

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Lamèque's economy is tied to the fishing and peat industries.

It has hosted an annual baroque music festival every summer since 1975.[2]

The Lamèque Eco-Parc is a nearby park that contains many of the plants and animals of the Acadian Peninsula.

Notable people[change | change source]

Lamèque is also where Vancouver Canucks late player Luc Bourdon was born and raised.

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