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Facts About Bathurst, New Brunswick

10 Interesting Facts About Bathurst, New Brunswick

Facts About Bathurst

  • Bathurst is the seat of government of Gloucester County, New Brunswick, and is at the estuary of the Nepisiguit River.
  • Bathurst had been the location of the annual Mi’kmaq summer coastal community of Nepisiguit prior to European settlement.
  • Bathurst is situated at the southernmost part of Chaleur Bay on Bathurst Harbour, an estuary at the mouth of four rivers: the Nepisiguit River, the Middle River, Little River, and the Tetagouche River.
  • Bathurst is officially bilingual with French, Irish, Scottish and English heritage.
  • The Estimated Population of Bathurst is 11,897.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Bathurst was 38.4 °C on 18 July 2017. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −37.2 °C on 9 January 1887 and 19 January 1925.
  • The city of Bathurst is twinned with Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, Calvados & Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish.
  • Europeans first reached the shores of the Baie des Chaleurs when in 1534 it was named by Jacques Cartier.
  • Bathurst was incorporated as a city in 1966.
  • First called Nepisiguit, then St. Peters, Bathurst received its current name in 1826 after then-British colonial secretary, Henry Bathurst, third Earl of Bathurst.
Facts About Bathurst, New Brunswick
Facts About Bathurst, New Brunswick