Clare, Nova Scotia

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Municipal district
Official seal of Clare
Location of Clare Municipal District
Location of Clare Municipal District
Coordinates: 44°20′00″N 66°07′00″W / 44.333333°N 66.116667°W / 44.333333; -66.116667
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Digby
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts      

West Nova
Provincial Clare
 • Type District of Clare Municipal Council
 • County seat Little Brook
 • Warden Jean Melanson
 • Land 852.82 km2 (329.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 8,319
 • Density 9.8/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease5.6%
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902 - 769,837,645,778
Dwellings 4,558
Median Income* $41,450 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Clare is a municipal district in western Nova Scotia, Canada.

Primarily an Acadian region, Clare occupies the western half of Digby County. Most of the municipality's settled areas are located along St. Marys Bay, a sub-basin of the Gulf of Maine. The municipality is mainly inhabited by Acadians and conducts its business in both English and French, although the most commonly used language is French. The area holds the oldest and largest annual Acadian Festival.


Ethnic Groups (2006)[4]
Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
French 4,405 50.9%
Canadian 4,065 47.0%
Acadian 1,950 22.5%
English 1,380 16.0%
Irish 755 8.7%
Scottish 645 7.5%
Métis 505 5.8%
First Nations 345 4.0%
German 265 3.1%


Access routes[edit]

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


Musical groups from the area include:

The song M'en allant par Saulnierville Station written by Denis Comeau and recorded by Suroît is a song about the local community of Saulnierville Station.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Clare 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: Clare Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  5. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Page 84

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°20′N 66°07′W / 44.333°N 66.117°W / 44.333; -66.117