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In New Brunswick, the Acadians settled mainly along the coast, from Cap-Pelé to Miscou, and inland as far as St-Jacques in the northwestern corner of the province. In Nova Scotia, they set down roots in Baie Ste-Marie and Cape Breton. On Prince Edward Island, they came first to the Évangéline region, and in Newfoundland to the Western Shore.
The Collège de Memramcook and Université Sainte-Anne, founded in the late 19th century, breathed new life into Acadia. Their very existence drew Acadia into the modern era, spurring decisive progress in the areas of education, social justice and language rights.
Acadia in the Atlantic Provinces now has a population of over 300,000 proud Acadians.