List of population centres in Nova Scotia

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Population centre, in Canadian census data, is a populated place, or a cluster of interrelated populated places, which meets the demographic characteristics of an urban area, having a population of at least 1,000 people and a population density of no fewer than 400 persons per square km2.[1]

The term was first introduced in the Canada 2011 Census; prior to that, Statistics Canada used the term urban area.[1]

In the 2011 census, Statistics Canada listed 37 population centres in the province of Nova Scotia.[2]

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Rank Population centre Size group Population in 2011  Population in 2006 
1 Halifax Large urban 297,943 285,480
2 Cape Breton - Sydney Medium 31,597 32,496
3 Truro Small 23,261 22,376
4 New Glasgow Small 20,609 20,876
5 Glace Bay Small 19,076 19,968
6 Kentville Small 14,234 13,552
7 Sydney Mines Small 14,135 15,315
8 Amherst Small 9,811 9,598
9 New Waterford Small 8,942 9,661
10 Bridgewater Small 8,310 8,021
11 Yarmouth Small 6,761 7,162
12 Kingston - Greenwood Small 6,595 6,528
13 Antigonish Small 5,084 4,712
14 Wolfville Small 4,269 3,772
15 Windsor Small 4,095 3,986
16 Enfield Small 3,892 3,415
17 Springhill Small 3,868 3,941
18 Lake Echo Small 3,562 3,467
19 Pictou Small 3,437 3,813
20 Port Hawkesbury Small 3,366 3,517
21 Liverpool Small 2,653 2,759
22 Berwick Small 2,504 2,524
23 Lunenburg Small 2,313 2,317
24 Digby Small 2,152 2,097
25 Hammonds Plains Road Small 1,840 3,124
26 Middleton Small 1,749 1,829
27 Shelburne Small 1,686 1,879
28 Still Water Lake Small 1,677 855
29 Lantz Small 1,533 1,626
30 Brookside Small 1,531 1,824
31 Chester Small 1,529 1,496
32 Inverness Small 1,387 1,464
33 Hantsport Small 1,377 1,432
34 Parrsboro Small 1,305 1,401
35 Oxford Small 1,151 1,178
36 Hayes Subdivision Small 1,090 1,053
37 Bridgetown Small 1,014 1,082

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