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New Brunswick

Fredericton (French Village)

The territory that would become New Brunswick's future capital had Acadian inhabitants from the end of the 17th century. In fact, the Acadian village of Sainte-Anne-des-Pays-Bas developed during the colonial period. It was, however, destroyed during the Deportation and the city of Fredericton was founded a few years later by Loyalists. Acadian families settled in Fredericton in the 19th century and today the capital of New Brunswick can count on the cultural and economic contribution of a large French speaking community. The capital's Centre communautaire Sainte-Anne, a French school and community centre, was named in honour of the former Acadian village, Sainte-Anne-des-Pays-Bas.
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