Cocagne is a Canadian rural community in Kent County, New Brunswick. Take a look below for 7 fun and amazing facts about Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada.
1. It was named after Cockaigne, a mythical paradise in medieval French literature.
2. It is located at the mouth of the Cocagne River on the Northumberland Strait.
3. William Francis Ganong identified the Mi’kmaq name as Wijulmacadie, referring to a plant found along the river.
4. 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.
5. A post office branch has been located here since 1837.
6. The community is located around the mouth of the Cocagne River in Cocagne Bay at the crossroads of Route 535 and Route 134.
7. Cocagne is also located on the northern terminus of Route 530.