Freeport, Nova Scotia

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Freeport
Village
Freeport, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Freeport
Location of Cornwallis Square, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°16′27″N 66°19′18″W / 44.27417°N 66.32167°W / 44.27417; -66.32167Coordinates: 44°16′27″N 66°19′18″W / 44.27417°N 66.32167°W / 44.27417; -66.32167
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Digby
Municipality Digby
Founded 1784
Area
 • Total 7.57 km2 (2.92 sq mi)
Elevation 0- 5 m (−16.4 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 291
 • Density 38.4/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian Postal code B0V 1B0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 839
NTS Map 021B08
GNBC Code CAMZW

Freeport, Nova Scotia is a village in Digby Country, Nova Scotia and it is located on Long Island in the Bay of Fundy.

Located at the end of Digby Neck on Long Island, Freeport is a working fishing village built up around a tidal basin. This area is great for bird watching, beach combing, hiking trails, birds, whale watching, gift shops, accommodations, restaurants, and unique flora and fauna.

History[change | edit source]

Loyalists founded Freeport in 1784 establishing fishing and trading industries. Prior to this it had been inhabited by the Mi’kmaq Indians. Place names such as Petit Passage, Grand Passage and the Saint Mary’s Bay can be attributed to the French explorer, Champlain, who first visited the area in 1604.

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