Guysborough, Nova Scotia
|Incorporated||April 17, 1879|
|• Type||Council of the Municipality
of the District of Guysborough
|• Warden||Lloyd Hines|
|• Land||2,111.42 km2 (815.22 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.2/km2 (6/sq mi)|
|• Change 2001-06||9.4%|
|• Census Ranking||721 of 5,008|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
|Median Income*||$34,987 CDN|
- For the community, see Guysborough, Nova Scotia (community). For the county, see Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
The area was originally called Chedabouctou and was the site of one of a fishing post of Nicolas Denys. In 1682, a permanent settlement was started by Clerbaud Bergier. A group cleared land and spent the winter with the first crops being planted in 1683. Louis-Alexandre des Friches de Meneval landed at Chedabouctou in 1687 when arriving to take up his position as governor of Acadia.
Occupying the eastern half of Guysborough County, the district's administrative centre is the community of Guysborough. The district completely surrounds the towns of Canso and Mulgrave and it borders the St. Mary's municipal district to the west, Antigonish County to the north and the Strait of Canso to the east.
Mother tongue language (2006)
- Municipality of the District of Guysborough Website
- Melford International Terminal
- the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Clerbaud Bergier
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Governor Meneval
||Antigonish County||Inverness County|
|St. Mary's Municipal District||Richmond County / Chedabucto Bay|