Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

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Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
County
Flag of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Flag
Coat of arms of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Primus et Princeps
Location of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Location of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°42′N 65°12′W / 44.7°N 65.2°W / 44.7; -65.2Coordinates: 44°42′N 65°12′W / 44.7°N 65.2°W / 44.7; -65.2
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
TownsAnnapolis Royal / Middleton
EstablishedAugust 17, 1759
IncorporatedApril 17, 1879
Electoral Districts        
Federal

West Nova
ProvincialAnnapolis
Government
 • TypeAnnapolis County Municipal Council
 • WardenTimothy Habinski
 • MLAStephen McNeil (L)
 • MPColin Fraser (L)
Area[1]
 • Land3,184.97 km2 (1,229.72 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1][2]
 • Total20,591
 • Change 2006-11Decrease3.2%
 • Census Rankings
 - Census Divisions
 Subdivision A
 Subdivision B
 Subdivision C
 Subdivision D
 - Towns
 Annapolis Royal
 Middleton
 - Reserves
 Bear River (part) 6
 Bear River 6B


6,342 (574 of 5,008)
3,707 (685 of 5,008)
5,085 (864 of 5,008)
3,007 (987 of 5,008)

444 (3,171 of 5,008)
972 (2,086 of 5,008)
1,829 (1,403 of 5,008)

42 (4,694 of 5,008)
10 (4,889 of 5,008)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s)902
Dwellings11,038
Median Income*$37,024 CDN
Websiteannapoliscounty.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia located in the western part of the province on the Bay of Fundy. The county seat is Annapolis Royal.

History[edit]

Established August 17, 1759 by Order in Council, Annapolis County took its name from the town of Annapolis Royal which had been named in honour of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. It was near the previous site of Port Royal, the chief Acadian settlement in the area. The Acadians had been forcibly removed by British government officials in the 1755 Grand Dérangement.

In 1817 the population of the county was 9,817, and that had grown to 14,661 by 1827. At that time, the county was divided into six townships: Annapolis, Granville, Wilmot, Clements, Digby and Clare.[3]

By 1833, a number of reasons had been advanced for making two counties out of Annapolis County. Two petitions were presented to the House of Assembly in that year requesting that the county be divided. However, it was not until 1837 that Annapolis County was divided into two distinct and separate counties - Annapolis and Digby.

Demographics[edit]

As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Annapolis County recorded a population of 20,591 living in 9,377 of its 11,391 total private dwellings, a change of −0.8% from its 2011 population of 20,756. With a land area of 3,189.14 km2 (1,231.33 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.5/km2 (16.7/sq mi) in 2016.[4]

Forming the majority of the Annapolis County census division, the Municipality of the County of Annapolis recorded a population of 18,252 living in 8,188 of its 10,047 total private dwellings in the 2016 Census of Population, a change of −1.5% from its 2011 population of 18,526. With a land area of 3,178.21 km2 (1,227.11 sq mi), it had a population density of 5.7/km2 (14.9/sq mi) in 2016.[5]

There are 10,404 households out of which 26.06% have children living with them, 36.50% are married couples living together, 25.46% are one-person households, and 11.98% are other household types.

Communities[edit]

Towns
Villages
Reserves
County municipality and county subdivisions

Access routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[10]

Protected areas[edit]

  • Cottage Cove Provincial Park
  • Cloud Lake Wilderness Area
  • Delaps Cove Hiking Trails
  • Kejimkujik National Park
  • Upper Clements Provincial Park
  • Valleyview Provincial Park

Attractions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. ^ Bouchette, Joseph (1832). The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and statistical description of the provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. London: Longman & Company. p. 38. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
  6. ^ Censuses 1871-1941
  7. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  9. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
  10. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 76-77, 84-85

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