Greenwood, Nova Scotia

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Greenwood
Village
Coat of arms of Greenwood
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): The Valley's Hidden Jewel - G-wood - GWD
Greenwood is located in Nova Scotia
Greenwood
Greenwood
Location of Greenwood, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°58′19″N 64°56′5″W / 44.97194°N 64.93472°W / 44.97194; -64.93472
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Kings County
Founded 1770
Incorporated Village 1961
Electoral Districts     
Federal

West Nova
Provincial Kings West
Government
 • Type Village Commission
 • Greenwood Village Commission Chair
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 5,369
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Canadian postal code B0P 1N0 & B0P 1R0
Area code(s) 902
Telephone Exchange 242, 760, 765, 804, 996
NTS Map 021A15
GNBC Code CAORH
Website greenwoodnovascotia.com

Coordinates: 44°58′19″N 64°56′5″W / 44.97194°N 64.93472°W / 44.97194; -64.93472 Greenwood is a village located in the western part of Kings County in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley.

History[edit]

Greenwood was a small hamlet south of the Dominion Atlantic Railway's Kingston Station. In 1942, the Royal Air Force established RAF Station Greenwood and built an aerodrome on nearby farmland to provide a facility for training aircrew under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The Royal Canadian Air Force took over the facility in 1944, renaming it RCAF Station Greenwood, a name it maintained until the February 1, 1968 unification of the Canadian Forces which saw the airfield and associated facilities renamed CFB Greenwood.

During the 1970s–2000s, the village of Greenwood expanded in population as numerous other air force bases in eastern Canada closed and their aircraft and personnel consolidated at CFB Greenwood.

Today, the village and base's combined population numbers approximately 4,500. The village hosts numerous services and is also the location of the Greenwood Mall, the largest shopping centre in the western part of the Annapolis Valley


Schools[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Greenwood
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.8
(65.8)
17.8
(64)
24.3
(75.7)
25.8
(78.4)
33.8
(92.8)
35
(95)
35.6
(96.1)
37.2
(99)
32.2
(90)
27.8
(82)
23
(73)
18.3
(64.9)
37.2
(99)
Average high °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.2
(39.6)
10.1
(50.2)
17.2
(63)
22.4
(72.3)
25.5
(77.9)
24.8
(76.6)
19.9
(67.8)
13.7
(56.7)
7.7
(45.9)
2.2
(36)
12.2
(54)
Average low °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−10.3
(13.5)
−5.8
(21.6)
−0.2
(31.6)
4.8
(40.6)
9.5
(49.1)
13.1
(55.6)
12.3
(54.1)
7.7
(45.9)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
−7
(19)
1.3
(34.3)
Record low °C (°F) −28.9
(−20)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−27.2
(−17)
−13.4
(7.9)
−7.2
(19)
−1.7
(28.9)
2.8
(37)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.4
(24.1)
−8.9
(16)
−16.2
(2.8)
−26.1
(−15)
−35.5
(−31.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 113.9
(4.484)
83.2
(3.276)
97.8
(3.85)
77.4
(3.047)
84.6
(3.331)
77.5
(3.051)
93.5
(3.681)
79.4
(3.126)
97.4
(3.835)
98.3
(3.87)
110.6
(4.354)
113.8
(4.48)
1,127.3
(44.382)
Source: Environment Canada[2]

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