List of towns in Nova Scotia

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Towns and former cities in Nova Scotia

A town is a type of municipality in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia. Towns are incorporated by order by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board pursuant to sections 383 through 388 of Nova Scotia's Municipal Government Act.[1]

Nova Scotia had 31 towns at the time of the 2011 Census.[2] This total was reduced to 30 when Canso dissolved on July 1, 2012 to become part of Guysborough County.[3] In the 2011 Census, the remaining 30 towns had a cumulative population of 106,564 and an average population of 3,552. Nova Scotia's largest and smallest towns are Truro and Annapolis Royal with populations of 12,059 and 481 respectively.[2]

List[edit]

Name Population
(2011)[2]
Population
(2006)[2]
Change
(%)[2]
Area
(km²)[2]
Population
density[2]
Amherst 9,717 9,505 2.2 12.02 808.4
Annapolis Royal 481 444 8.3 2.04 235.8
Antigonish 4,524 4,236 6.8 5.15 879.2
Berwick 2,454 2,454 0 6.66 368.6
Bridgetown 949 972 −2.4 3.54 267.8
Bridgewater 8,241 7,944 3.7 13.6 605.8
Clark's Harbour 820 860 −4.7 2.9 282.7
Digby 2,152 2,092 2.9 3.14 686.1
Hantsport 1,159 1,191 −2.7 2.13 544.6
Kentville 6,094 5,815 4.8 17.35 351.2
Lockeport 588 646 −9 2.32 253.4
Lunenburg 2,313 2,317 −0.2 4.01 576.9
Mahone Bay 943 904 4.3 3.13 301.4
Middleton 1,749 1,829 −4.4 5.44 321.6
Mulgrave 794 879 −9.7 17.81 44.6
New Glasgow 9,562 9,455 1.1 9.93 963.3
Oxford 1,151 1,178 −2.3 10.76 106.9
Parrsboro 1,305 1,401 −6.9 14.88 87.7
Pictou 3,437 3,813 −9.9 7.94 432.9
Port Hawkesbury 3,366 3,517 −4.3 8.11 414.8
Shelburne 1,686 1,879 −10.3 9 187.3
Springhill 3,868 3,941 −1.9 11.15 346.8
Stellarton 4,485 4,717 −4.9 8.99 498.8
Stewiacke 1,438 1,421 1.2 17.67 81.4
Trenton 2,616 2,741 −4.6 6 435.7
Truro 12,059 11,765 2.5 37.63 320.5
Westville 3,798 3,805 −0.2 14.39 264
Windsor 3,785 3,709 2 9.06 417.8
Wolfville 4,269 3,772 13.2 6.45 661.7
Yarmouth 6,761 7,162 −5.6 10.56 640.3
Total towns 106,564 106,364 0.2 283.76 375.5

Former towns[edit]

Name Population
(2011)[2]
Population
(2006)[2]
Change
(%)[2]
Area
(km²)[2]
Population
density[2]
Bedford
Canso 806 911 −11.5 5.42 148.8
Dominion
Glace Bay
Liverpool
Louisbourg
New Waterford
North Sydney
Sydney Mines

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Government Act". Office of the Legislative Counsel, Nova Scotia House of Assembly. June 19, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Decision NSUARB-MB-10-2". Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board. January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013.