Moncton is located along the Petitcodiac River, which runs to the Bay of Fundy. The city is nicknamed "The Bend" and "The Hub City". The city earned the nickname the Bend because it is located at a large bend in the river. The Hub City reference is because Moncton is and has been a central location for transport within Atlantic Canada.
Moncton has an active French-speaking Acadian population. The city hosted the International Francophone Conference in August of 1999. This was the largest conference ever held in the city with delegates from 54 countries from around the world.
Moncton is serviced by a newly expanded international airport, the Greater Moncton International Airport.
The current mayor of Moncton is Brian Murphy.
Moncton has several major attractions:
Moncton has one daily newspaper, the Times & Transcript.
Moncton celebrated its 100th year of incorporation in 1991.
Notables born in Moncton: