List of towns in Nova Scotia

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Map showing locations of Nova Scotia's towns
Distribution of Nova Scotia's 27 towns by population

A town is a type of populated place in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia. Towns are incorporated by order by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board according to sections 383 through 388 of Nova Scotia's Municipal Government Act.[1]

Nova Scotia had 26 towns at the time of the 2016 Census. In 2016, the towns had a cumulative population of 97,495. Nova Scotia's largest and smallest towns are Truro and Annapolis Royal with populations of 12,261 and 491 respectively.

List[change | change source]

Name Incorporation
date[2]
2016 Census of Population[3]
Population
(2016)
Population
(2011)
Change
Land area
(km²)
Population
density
Amherst December 18, 1889 9,413 9,717 −3.1% 12.07 779.9/km2
Annapolis Royal November 29, 1892 491 481 +2.1% 2.04 240.7/km2
Antigonish January 9, 1889 4,364 4,524 −3.5% 5.01 871.1/km2
Berwick May 25, 1923[4] 2,509 2,454 +2.2% 6.58 381.3/km2
Bridgewater February 13, 1899 8,532 8,241 +3.5% 13.63 626.0/km2
Clark's Harbour March 4, 1919 758 820 −7.6% 2.81 269.8/km2
Digby December 18, 1890 2,060 2,152 −4.3% 3.15 654.0/km2
Kentville May 1, 1886 6,271 6,094 +2.9% 17.26 363.3/km2
Lockeport February 26, 1907 531 588 −9.7% 2.33 227.9/km2
Lunenburg October 29, 1888 2,263 2,313 −2.2% 4.04 560.1/km2
Mahone Bay March 31, 1919 1,036 943 +9.9% 3.12 332.1/km2
Middleton May 31, 1909 1,832 1,749 +4.7% 5.57 328.9/km2
Mulgrave December 1, 1923 722 794 −9.1% 17.83 40.5/km2
New Glasgow May 6, 1875 9,075 9,562 −5.1% 9.96 911.1/km2
Oxford April 19, 1904 1,190 1,151 +3.4% 10.76 110.6/km2
Pictou May 4, 1874 3,186 3,437 −7.3% 8.01 397.8/km2
Port Hawkesbury January 22, 1889 3,214 3,366 −4.5% 8.1 396.8/km2
Shelburne April 4, 1907[5] 1,743 1,686 +3.4% 8.84 197.2/km2
Stellarton October 22, 1889 4,208 4,485 −6.2% 8.99 468.1/km2
Stewiacke August 30, 1906 1,373 1,438 −4.5% 17.62 77.9/km2
Trenton March 18, 1911 2,474 2,616 −5.4% 6.07 407.6/km2
Truro May 6, 1875 12,261 12,059 +1.7% 34.49 355.5/km2
Westville August 20, 1894 3,628 3,798 −4.5% 14.23 255.0/km2
Windsor April 4, 1878 3,648 3,785 −3.6% 9.11 400.4/km2
Wolfville March 4, 1893 4,195 4,269 −1.7% 6.46 649.4/km2
Yarmouth August 6, 1890 6,518 6,761 −3.6% 10.57 616.7/km2
Total 97,495 99,283 −1.8% 248.65 392.1/km2
Province of Nova Scotia 923,598 921,727 +0.2% 52,942.27 17.45/km2

Former towns[change | change source]

Name Dissoution
date
Population
(2011)[6]
Population
(2006)[6]
Change
(%)[6]
Area
(km²)[6]
Population
density[6]
Bedford April 1, 1996[7] 23,019 16,601 38.7
Bridgetown April 1, 2015[8] 949 972 −2.4 3.54 267.8
Canso July 1, 2012[8] 806 911 −11.5 5.42 148.8
Dominion April 1, 1995[7] 1,193 2,022 −3.4
Glace Bay April 1, 1995[7] 19,076 19,968 −4.7 35.15 542.7
Hantsport July 1, 2015[8] 1,159 1,191 −2.7 2.13 544.6
Inverness [source?] 1,387 1,464 −5.5
Joggins 1949[9]
Liverpool April 1, 1996[7] 2,653 2,759 −3.8 3.48 761.6
Louisbourg April 1, 1995[7] 946 988 −4.3 3.3 286.8
New Waterford April 1, 1995[7] 8,942 9,661 −7.4 20.81 429.7
North Sydney April 1, 1995[7] 6,048 6,552 −7.7
Parrsboro November 1, 2016[10] 1,305 1,401 −6.9 14.88 87.7
Port Hood August 1946[11]
Springhill April 1, 2015[8] 3,868 3,941 −1.9 11.15 346.8
Sydney Mines April 1, 1995[7] 14,135 15,500 −9.6
Wedgeport December 22, 1947[12] 1,180 1,207 −2.2 9.72 121.4

References[change | change source]

  1. "Municipal Government Act". Office of the Legislative Counsel, Nova Scotia House of Assembly. June 19, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  2. "Municipal Incorporation Timeline". Province of Nova Scotia. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  3. "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.
  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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 "Nova Scotia Annual Report of Municipal Statistics for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014" (PDF). Department of Municipal Affairs. 2014. p. 12. Retrieved December 5, 2016.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Table 1: Nova Scotia, changes to Census Subdivisions in alphabetical order (with 8C & 9C) — Effective dates: From January 2nd, 2011 to January 1st, 2016". Statistics Canada. November 16, 2016. Retrieved December 6, 2016.
  9. The Atlantic Provinces in Confederation - edited by E.R. Forbes, D.A. Muise
  10. "Decision 2016 NSUARB 100 – M07110". Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. June 15, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  11. How We Became a County Municipality of the County of Inverness
  12. "Municipal Records: Town of Wedgeport Fonds (1890-1948)". argylecourthouse.com. Retrieved January 7, 2017.