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The Acadian
Acadian
Peninsula (French: Péninsule acadienne) is situated in the northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada, encompassing portions of Gloucester and Northumberland Counties. It derives its name from the large Acadian
Acadian
population located there. Two major islands off the northeast tip of the peninsula, Lamèque Island
Lamèque Island
and Miscou Island, are culturally considered part of the Acadian Peninsula. Most settlement in the peninsula occurred as a result of the Expulsion of the Acadians
Acadians
during the Gulf of St. Lawrence Campaign (1758), where British personnel forcibly removed them from their homes, mostly in southern New Brunswick
New Brunswick
and Nova Scotia. Fishing
Fishing
is the dominant industry on the peninsula, with a large agricultural sector as well. The disappearance of the Lady Audette and Lady Dorianne vessels in 1970/71 shocked the peninsula. Peat
Peat
bogs are found in the Shippagan and Lameque areas. List of major towns[edit] Major towns on the Acadian
Acadian
Peninsula include:

Caraquet Shippagan Tracadie Neguac Lamèque (on Lamèque Island)

See also[edit] Acadian
Acadian
World Congress External links[edit] Official page Coordinates: 47°30′N 65°10′W / 47.500°N 65.167°W / 47.500; -65.167

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(New France) Evangeline Expulsion Governors Grand-Pré General history Military history Royal Proclamation of 2003

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World Congress Acadians
Acadians
(list) Ave Maris Stella Flag National Acadian
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Day Tintamarre

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Acadian
French Chiac Université de Moncton Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick Université Sainte-Anne Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. Maritime College of Forest Technology/Collège de Technologie forestière des Maritimes

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