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Aerial view of Lamèque
Aerial view of Lamèque
Lamèque is located in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 47°47′36″N 64°38′52″W / 47.79333°N 64.64778°W / 47.79333; -64.64778Coordinates: 47°47′36″N 64°38′52″W / 47.79333°N 64.64778°W / 47.79333; -64.64778
Country Canada
Provinces of Canada New Brunswick
County Gloucester County
Founded 1790
Incorporated (Village) November 6, 1966
Incorporated (Town) September 1, 1982
 • Type Town Council
 • Mayor Rénald Haché
 • Total 12.45 km2 (4.81 sq mi)
Population (2011)
From Statistics Canada
 • Total 1,432
 • Density 115.1/km2 (298/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Increase0.7%
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code E8T
Area code(s) 506
Telephone Exchange 344, 599

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.[1]

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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