Amherst, Nova Scotia

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Amherst
Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia in the morning
Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia in the morning
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Amherst is located in Nova Scotia
Amherst
Amherst
Location of Amherst, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°49′N 64°13′W / 45.817°N 64.217°W / 45.817; -64.217Coordinates: 45°49′N 64°13′W / 45.817°N 64.217°W / 45.817; -64.217
CountryCanada
ProvinceNova Scotia
CountyCumberland
Founded1764
IncorporatedDecember 18, 1889
Government
 • MayorDavid Kogon
 • Deputy MayorSheila Christie
 • Councillors
 • MLAElizabeth Smith-McCrossin PC Party of Nova Scotia
 • MPBill Casey (Liberal)
Area
 (2016)[1]
 • Land12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
 • Urban
12.38 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Elevation
22.11 m (72.54 ft)
Population
(2016)[1]
 • Town9,413
 • Density779.7/km2 (2,019/sq mi)
 • Urban
9,550
 • Urban density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16
Decrease3.1%
 • Census Ranking
401 of 5,162
Demonym(s)Amherstonian
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (ADT)
Postal code(s)
Area code(s)
Access Routes
Hwy 104 (TCH)

Trunk 2
Trunk 6
Route 204
Dwellings4,745
Median Income*$36,539 CDN
NTS Map021H16
GNBC CodeCAAOO
Websitewww.amherst.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Amherst is a Canadian town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.