Grand Pré (grăn prā, Fr. gräN prā) [key] [Fr., = large field], village, W central N.S., Canada, on an arm of the Bay of Fundy. The area is famous for having been an early settlement of the Acadians, whose expulsion in 1755 is the subject of Longfellow's poem Evangeline. Grand Pré National Historic Park contains several remains from the Acadian period. The village was also the birthplace of Sir Robert Borden, prime minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920.
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