List of municipalities in Nova Scotia

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Map of Canada with Nova Scotia highlighted in red
Location of Nova Scotia in Canada
Map showing locations of all of Nova Scotia's municipalities
Distribution of Nova Scotia's 50 municipalities by municipal status type

Nova Scotia is the seventh-most populous province in Canada with 923,598 residents as of the 2016 Census of Population, and the second-smallest province in land area at 52,942 km2 (20,441 sq mi).[1] Nova Scotia's 50 municipalities cover 99.8% of the territory's land mass, and are home to 98.9% of its population.[a][2]

List of municipalities[change | change source]

Name Municipal type Incorporation
date[3]
2016 Census of Population[2]
Population
(2016)
Population
(2011)
Change
Land area
(km²)
Population
density
Cape Breton Regional municipality August 1, 1995 94,285 97,398 −3.2% 2,430.06 38.8/km2
Halifax Regional municipality April 1, 1996 403,131 390,086 +3.3% 5,490.35 73.4/km2
Queens Regional municipality April 1, 1996 10,307 10,917 −5.6% 2,392.63 4.3/km2
Annapolis[b] County municipality April 17, 1879 18,252 18,526 −1.5% 3,178.21 5.7/km2
Antigonish[c] County municipality April 17, 1879 14,584 14,692 −0.7% 1,450.27 10.1/km2
Colchester[d] County municipality April 17, 1879 36,091 36,624 −1.5% 3,572.49 10.1/km2
Cumberland[e] County municipality April 17, 1879 19,402 20,485 −5.3% 4,255.04 4.6/km2
Inverness[f] County municipality April 17, 1879 13,190 13,781 −4.3% 3,815.59 3.5/km2
Kings[g] County municipality April 17, 1879 47,404 47,569 −0.3% 2,094.05 22.6/km2
Pictou[h] County municipality April 17, 1879 20,692 21,278 −2.8% 2,797.25 7.4/km2
Richmond[i] County municipality April 17, 1879 8,458 8,812 −4.0% 1,243.72 6.8/km2
Victoria[j] County municipality April 17, 1879 6,552 6,597 −0.7% 2,854.01 2.3/km2
Argyle District municipality April 17, 1879 7,899 8,252 −4.3% 1,528.17 5.2/km2
Barrington District municipality April 17, 1879 6,646 6,994 −5.0% 632.35 10.5/km2
Chester District municipality April 17, 1879 10,310 10,599 −2.7% 1,122.11 9.2/km2
Clare District municipality April 17, 1879 8,018 8,319 −3.6% 852.55 9.4/km2
Digby District municipality April 17, 1879 7,107 7,463 −4.8% 1,657.33 4.3/km2
East Hants District municipality April 17, 1879 22,453 22,111 +1.5% 1,786.56 12.6/km2
Guysborough District municipality April 17, 1879 4,670 4,995 −6.5% 2,116.86 2.2/km2
Lunenburg District municipality April 17, 1879 24,863 25,118 −1.0% 1,759.59 14.1/km2
Shelburne District municipality April 17, 1879 4,288 4,408 −2.7% 1,821.07 2.4/km2
St. Mary's District municipality April 17, 1879 2,233 2,354 −5.1% 1,909.47 1.2/km2
West Hants District municipality April 17, 1879 15,368 15,324 +0.3% 1,244.09 12.4/km2
Yarmouth District municipality April 17, 1879 9,845 10,105 −2.6% 586.65 16.8/km2
Amherst Town December 18, 1889 9,413 9,717 −3.1% 12.07 779.9/km2
Annapolis Royal Town November 29, 1892 491 481 +2.1% 2.04 240.7/km2
Antigonish Town January 9, 1889 4,364 4,524 −3.5% 5.01 871.1/km2
Berwick Town May 25, 1923[4] 2,509 2,454 +2.2% 6.58 381.3/km2
Bridgewater Town February 13, 1899 8,532 8,241 +3.5% 13.63 626.0/km2
Clark's Harbour Town March 4, 1919 758 820 −7.6% 2.81 269.8/km2
Digby Town December 18, 1890 2,060 2,152 −4.3% 3.15 654.0/km2
Kentville Town May 1, 1886 6,271 6,094 +2.9% 17.26 363.3/km2
Lockeport Town February 26, 1907 531 588 −9.7% 2.33 227.9/km2
Lunenburg Town October 29, 1888 2,263 2,313 −2.2% 4.04 560.1/km2
Mahone Bay Town March 31, 1919 1,036 943 +9.9% 3.12 332.1/km2
Middleton Town May 31, 1909 1,832 1,749 +4.7% 5.57 328.9/km2
Mulgrave Town December 1, 1923 722 794 −9.1% 17.83 40.5/km2
New Glasgow Town May 6, 1875 9,075 9,562 −5.1% 9.96 911.1/km2
Oxford Town April 19, 1904 1,190 1,151 +3.4% 10.76 110.6/km2
Pictou Town May 4, 1874 3,186 3,437 −7.3% 8.01 397.8/km2
Port Hawkesbury Town January 22, 1889 3,214 3,366 −4.5% 8.1 396.8/km2
Shelburne Town April 4, 1907[5] 1,743 1,686 +3.4% 8.84 197.2/km2
Stellarton Town October 22, 1889 4,208 4,485 −6.2% 8.99 468.1/km2
Stewiacke Town August 30, 1906 1,373 1,438 −4.5% 17.62 77.9/km2
Trenton Town March 18, 1911 2,474 2,616 −5.4% 6.07 407.6/km2
Truro Town May 6, 1875 12,261 12,059 +1.7% 34.49 355.5/km2
Westville Town August 20, 1894 3,628 3,798 −4.5% 14.23 255.0/km2
Windsor Town April 4, 1878 3,648 3,785 −3.6% 9.11 400.4/km2
Wolfville Town March 4, 1893 4,195 4,269 −1.7% 6.46 649.4/km2
Yarmouth Town August 6, 1890 6,518 6,761 −3.6% 10.57 616.7/km2
Total regional municipalities 507,723 498,401 +1.9% 10,313.04 49.2/km2
Total county municipalities 184,625 188,364 −2.0% 25,260.63 7.3/km2
Total district municipalities 123,700 126,042 −1.9% 17,016.8 7.3/km2
Total towns 97,495 99,283 −1.8% 248.65 392.1/km2
Total municipalities 913,543 912,090 +0.2% 52,839.12 17.3/km2
Province of Nova Scotia 923,598 921,727 +0.2% 52,942.27 17.45/km2

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 "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 11, 2017.
  3. "Municipal Incorporation Timeline". Province of Nova Scotia. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  4. Canadian Almanac & Directory. Scobie & Balfour. 2010. ISBN 1592374395.
  5. "Shelburne's History: Settlement of Shelburne". Town of Shelburne. Retrieved January 2, 2017. It was incorporated as a town on April 4, 1907.

Notes

  1. The remaining 1.1% of Nova Scotia's population resides on Indian reserves, which occupy the remaining 0.2% of the province's land mass.[2]
  2. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Annapolis are derived from summing the census results for its four county subdivisions (A, B, C and D).[2]
  3. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Antigonish are derived from summing the census results for its two county subdivisions (A and B).[2]
  4. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Colchester are derived from summing the census results for its three county subdivisions (A, B and C).[2]
  5. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Cumberland are derived from summing the census results for its four county subdivisions (A, B, C and D) and the dissolved Town of Parrsboro.[2]
  6. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Inverness are derived from summing the census results for its three county subdivisions (A, B and C).[2]
  7. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Kings are derived from summing the census results for its four county subdivisions (A, B, C and D).[2]
  8. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Pictou are derived from summing the census results for its three county subdivisions (A, B and C).[2]
  9. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Richmond are derived from summing the census results for its three county subdivisions (A, B and C).[2]
  10. Population and land area figures for the Municipality of the County of Victoria are derived from summing the census results for its two county subdivisions (A and B).[2]