Pictou

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Pictou

Gaelic: Baile Phiogto[1]
Pictou
Pictou
Nickname(s): 
Birthplace of New Scotland
Motto(s): 
"As constant as the northern star"
Pictou is located in Nova Scotia
Pictou
Pictou
Location of Pictou
Coordinates: 45°40′53″N 62°42′43″W / 45.68139°N 62.71194°W / 45.68139; -62.71194
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityPictou County
Founded1767[2]
IncorporatedMay 4, 1874
Government
 • MayorJim Ryan
 • Governing BodyPictou Town Council
 • MLAKarla MacFarlane (PC)
 • MPSean Fraser (L)
Area
 (2016)
 • Total8.01 km2 (3.09 sq mi)
Highest elevation
54 m (177 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total3,186
 • Density397.6/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Pictonian
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Postal code
B0K
Area code(s)902
Telephone Exchange485
Median Earnings*$41,905
NTS Map011E10
GNBC CodeCBDPK
Websitewww.townofpictou.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 ($) (all households)

Pictou (/ˈpɪkt/ PIK-toh; Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phiogto[3]) is a town in Pictou County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Notable people[change | change source]

Hector Pioneer by renowned sculptor John Wilson, Pictou, Nova Scotia

References[change | change source]

  1. "is thàinig iad gu tìr `s an àite `s a bheil Baile Phictou an diugh", An Drochaid Eadarainn - The Bridge Between Us
  2. Putnam, Donald F. (1976). "Pictou". In William D. Halsey (ed.). Collier's Encyclopedia. 19. New York: Macmillan Educational Corporation. p. 37.
  3. "Gaelic Placenames in Nova Scotia | Open Data | Nova Scotia". Socrata. Retrieved 2018-04-06.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2012-01-25. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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