Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

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Guysborough County
Siorramachd Mainisdear (Gaelic)
County
Location of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Location of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 45°18′N 61°48′W / 45.3°N 61.8°W / 45.3; -61.8Coordinates: 45°18′N 61°48′W / 45.3°N 61.8°W / 45.3; -61.8
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipal district (s) Guysborough / St. Mary's
Towns Mulgrave
Established 1836
Electoral Districts      
Federal

Central Nova / Cape Breton—Canso
Provincial Guysborough-Sheet Harbour
Government
 • Warden Lloyd P. Hines
Area[1]
 • Land 4,044.22 km2 (1,561.48 sq mi)
Population [1][2]
 • Total 8,143
 • Density 2.0/km2 (5/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease10.1%
 • Census Rankings
 - Municipal districts
 Guysborough
 St. Mary's
 - Town
 Mulgrave


4,681 (721 of 5,008)
2,587 (1,110 of 5,008)

879 (2,234 of 5,008)
  2011
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 5,377
Median Income* $34,894
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

History[edit]

Taking its name from the Township of Guysborough, which was named in honour of Sir Guy Carleton, Guysborough County was created when Sydney County (Antigonish County) was divided in 1836.

In 1840, the Township of St. Mary's, in Guysborough County, was set off as a separate and distinct District. In 1863 the dividing line between Halifax and Guysborough Counties was altered and a polling district was added to Guysborough County.

In 2007, plans were announced for the Melford International Terminal, a 1,500,000 TEU marine terminal on the Strait of Canso in Guysborough County with an expected opening date of 2011.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Communities[edit]

For a list of communities in Guysborough County, see List of communities.

Town

District municipalities

Access Routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. ^ Port plans revealed, The Guysborough Journal, July 5, 2007, retrieved May 29, 2008.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  6. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: GuysboroughCounty, Nova Scotia
  7. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 56, 70-73, 83

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