There are so many stars in the sky
Thousands are glowing with love
Select for you the most beautiful
And let it enlighten your days
Angèle Arsenault (1943-201
Acadia of the Lands and Forests or Acadia of the World
Created in 1999, year of the second World Acadian Congress in Louisiana and Eighth Summit of La Francophonie in Moncton, this allegorical map was a true success. It deliberately placed Moncton at the center of the world, surrounded by the “star cities” of the Francophone universe, at the right distance and in the right direction. At this scale, Acadia of the Lands and Forests (not shown) also occupies the same central place of this certainly unusual, but no less scientific map. “Acadia of the World”, the CMA 2014 slogan, thus acquires a new meaning..
Acadia of the Lands and Forests, a constellation illuminating the future
The stars on this map represent the 70 or so communities distributed over five counties (three in New Brunswick, one in Maine and one in Quebec) that together make up Acadia of the Lands and Forests, host region of CMA 2014. The surface of each star is proportional to the population of the locality represented. Together the 50 stars form a constellation that shines on an earth without boundaries, internal or external.