Municipality of the District of Digby

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Digby
District municipality
Municipality of the District of Digby
Location of the Municipality of the District of Digby
Location of the Municipality of the District of Digby
Coordinates: 44°22′N 65°42′W / 44.367°N 65.700°W / 44.367; -65.700Coordinates: 44°22′N 65°42′W / 44.367°N 65.700°W / 44.367; -65.700
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Digby
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts     
Federal

West Nova
Provincial Digby-Annapolis
Government
 • Type Digby Municipal Council
 • Warden Jimmy MacAlpine[1]
Area[2]
 • Land 1,657.33 km2 (639.90 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 7,107
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16 Decrease4.8%
 • Census Ranking 509 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Dwellings 4,048
Median Income* $38,062 CDN
Website Official website
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Digby, officially named the Municipality of the District of Digby, is a district municipality in Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.

The district municipality forms the eastern part of Digby County. It is one of three municipal units in the county, the other two being the Town of Digby and the Municipality of the District of Clare.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of Digby recorded a population of 7,107 living in 3,264 of its 4,048 total private dwellings, a change of −4.8% from its 2011 population of 7,463. With a land area of 1,657.33 km2 (639.90 sq mi), it had a population density of 4.3/km2 (11.1/sq mi) in 2016.[3]

Ethnic Groups (2006)[6]
Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
Canadian 4,330 54.3%
English 2,905 36.4%
French 1,820 22.8%
Scottish 1,505 18.9%
Irish 1,260 15.8%
German 830 10.4%
North American Indian 485 6.1%
Dutch (Netherlands) 400 5.0%
Métis 275 3.4%
Acadian 170 2.1%

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Access routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the district municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the municipal boundary:[7]

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