Facts About Moncton
Moncton is the largest urban centre in the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
The city has earned the nickname “Hub City” because of its central inland location in the region and its history as a railway and land transportation hub for the Maritimes.
Moncton was officially founded in 1766 with the arrival of Pennsylvania Germans immigrants from Philadelphia.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Moncton was 37.8 °C on August 18 & 19, 1935. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −37.8 °C on February 5, 1948.
The Estimated population of Moncton is 71,889.
Moncton lies in southeastern New Brunswick, at the geographic centre of the Maritime Provinces. The city is located along the north bank of the Petitcodiac River at a point where the river bends acutely from a west−east to north−south flow.
The city was named for Lt. Col. Robert Monckton, the British officer who had captured nearby Fort Beauséjour a century earlier.
The most dominant structure in the city is the Bell Aliant Tower, a 127 metres microwave communications tower built-in 1971.
Moncton is twinned with Lafayette, Louisiana, United States & North Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Moncton was not incorporated until 1855.