Barrington, Nova Scotia

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Barrington
Municipal district
Seal Island Lighthouse Museum
Seal Island Lighthouse Museum
Flag of Barrington
Flag
Nickname(s): Lobster Capital of Canada
Location of Barrington Municipal District
Location of Barrington Municipal District
Coordinates: 43°33′53″N 65°33′50″W / 43.5646°N 65.563864°W / 43.5646; -65.563864
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Shelburne
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts     
Federal

South Shore—St. Margaret's
Provincial Shelburne
Government
 • Type Barrington Municipal Council
 • Warden Eddie Nickerson
Area[1]
 • Land 631.94 km2 (243.99 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 6,994
 • Density 11.1/km2 (29/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease4.6%
 • Census Ranking ? of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Dwellings 3,355
Median Income* $44,541 CDN
Website barringtonmunicipality.com
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Barrington is a municipal district in western Shelburne County, Nova Scotia.

The Municipality of Barrington forms the southernmost part of the province and contains Cape Sable, the eastern boundary between the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Maine.Cape Sable Island is home to the tallest lighthouse in the Maritime Provinces. The Cape Light stands 101 feet tall, located on Canada's most southern saltwater beach, The Hawk Beach.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Groups (2006)[4]
Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
Canadian 4,580 62.7%
English 2,800 38.3%
Scottish 1,405 19.2%
Irish 760 10.4%
Métis 670 9.2%
French 475 6.5%
North American Indian 380 5.2%
German 340 4.7%
Dutch (Netherlands) 265 3.6%

Communities[edit]

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the district, including external routes that start or finish at the district limits:[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Barrington Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  4. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Barrington Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  5. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Page 89

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°33′52.56″N 65°33′49.91″W / 43.5646000°N 65.5638639°W / 43.5646000; -65.5638639