Miscouche

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St. John the Baptist Church, erected in 1892
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Coordinates: 46°25′57″N63°52′06″W / 46.43260°N 63.86825°W / 46.43260; -63.86825
CountryCanada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Prince County
Time zone UTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Postal code
Area code(s) 902
Website miscouche.ca

Miscouche (2021 population: 992) is a municipality that holds community status in Prince Edward Island, Canada. [1] It is located in Prince County.

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Incorporated in 1957, Miscouche is located 10 kilometres west of the City of Summerside. Its name is derived from the Mi'kmaq term for "Little grassy island".

Miscouche is east to the Evangeline Region, the province's largest francophone area comprising numerous Acadian settlements; 15% of Miscouche's population is considered francophone. Miscouche also serves as a service centre for some nearby rural communities, including Belmont, Central Lot 16, Southwest Lot 16, Grand River, St. Nicolas, and Linkletter.

Poster for the Second Acadian National Convention, held in Miscouche in August 1884 Conventions 4.jpg
Poster for the Second Acadian National Convention, held in Miscouche in August 1884

History

The Second Acadian National Convention was held in Miscouche in 1884, and was attended by approximately 5,000 Acadian delegates from across the Maritimes. The Convention saw the adoption of nearly all Acadian national symbols, including the Acadian flag. Because Miscouche hosted this historic convention, it was decided in 1964 that the Acadian Museum of Prince Edward Island be constructed next to the church. The Museum has been housed in a much larger facility since 1991 (still located on the same location as the former museum) and since 1996 it has served as one of the seven sites of Museum & Heritage Prince Edward Island, a division of the provincial Department of Community, Cultural Affairs and Labour.

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church is one of the oldest wooden churches in Prince Edward Island. It features a historic Casavant organ. Extensive renovations were completed in recent years to restore much of the previous grandeur of the building.

Demographics

Federal census population history of Miscouche
YearPop.±%
1961676    
1966729+7.8%
1971750+2.9%
1976748−0.3%
1981752+0.5%
1986677−10.0%
1991 672−0.7%
1996 679+1.0%
2001 766+12.8%
2006 769+0.4%
2011 869+13.0%
2016 873+0.5%
2021 992+13.6%
Source: Statistics Canada
[2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13]

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Miscouche had a population of 992 living in 386 of its 401 total private dwellings, a change of

Education

Miscouche Consolidated School was established in 1977. Grades 1 through 9 are taught, with grades 10-12 taught at Three Oaks Senior High in Summerside.

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References

  1. "Municipal Councils and Contact Information" (PDF). Government of Prince Edward Island. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
  2. "Table 6: Population by census subdivisions, 1901–1961". 1961 Census of Canada (PDF). Series 1.1: Historical, 1901–1961. Vol. I: Population. Ottawa: Dominion Bureau of Statistics. March 8, 1963. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
  3. "Table 2: Population of Census Subdivisions, 1921–1971". 1971 Census of Canada (PDF). Population. Vol. Census Subdivisions (Historical). Ottawa: Statistics Canada. July 1973. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
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  5. "1981 Census of Canada: Census subdivisions in decreasing population order" (PDF). Statistics Canada. May 1992. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  6. "1986 Census: Population - Census Divisions and Census Subdivisions" (PDF). Statistics Canada. September 1987. Retrieved February 2, 2022.
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Coordinates: 46°25′57.54″N63°52′4.14″W / 46.4326500°N 63.8678167°W / 46.4326500; -63.8678167