East Hants, Nova Scotia

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East Hants
Municipal district
Flag of East Hants
Official seal of East Hants
Motto: Home of The World's Highest Recorded Tides
Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Coordinates: 45°03′N 63°45′W / 45.05°N 63.75°W / 45.05; -63.75
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Hants
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts    

Provincial Hants East
 • Type East Hants Municipal Council
 • Municipal Seat Elmsdale
 • Warden Jim Smith
 • Land 1,786.47 km2 (689.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 22,111
 • Density 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Change 2001-06 Increase2.7%
 • Census Ranking 179 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 8,753
Median Income* $56,591 CDN
Website easthants.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

East Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

With its administrative seat in Elmsdale, the district occupies the eastern half of Hants County from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the West Hants municipal district. It was made in 1861 from the former townships of Uniacke, Rawdon, Douglas, Walton, Shubenacadie and Maitland. Its most settled area is in the Shubenacadie Valley.




See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Hants&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Custom&Custom=1000,7000,8000 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: East Hants 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

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Coordinates: 45°3′N 63°45′W / 45.050°N 63.750°W / 45.050; -63.750