List of villages in Nova Scotia

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A village is a type of unincorporated community in the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia that has a commission established under the Municipal Government Act for the purpose of providing certain municipal services to a defined area within its larger county or district municipality.[1]

Nova Scotia has 22 villages.[2] According to available population data, Nova Scotia's largest and smallest villages are Bible Hill and River Hebert with populations of 8,913 and 1,296 respectively.[3]

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Name[4] Historical county[4] Rural municipality[4] Population
(2011)[3]
Population
(2006)[3]
Change
(%)[3]
Aylesford Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 2,408 2,445 −1.5
Baddeck Victoria VictoriaMunicipality of the County of Victoria 1,988 2,154 −8.4
Bible Hill Colchester ColchesterMunicipality of the County of Colchester 8,913 8,480 5.1
Canning Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 2,589 2,760 −6.6
Chester Lunenburg ChesterMunicipality of the District of Chester 2,348 2,294 2.4
Cornwallis Square Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 1,877 1,941 −3.4
Dover Guysborough GuysboroughMunicipality of the District of Guysborough n/a n/a n/a
Freeport Digby DigbyMunicipality of the District of Digby n/a n/a n/a
Greenwood Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 5,369 5,289 1.5
Havre Boucher Antigonish AntigonishMunicipality of the County of Antigonish 1,493 1,515 −1.5
Hebbville Lunenburg LunenburgMunicipality of the District of Lunenburg n/a n/a n/a
Kingston Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 5,174 5,176 -0.0
Lawrencetown Annapolis AnnapolisMunicipality of the County of Annapolis 1,739 1,793 −3.1
New Minas Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 5,135 5,055 1.2
Port Williams Kings KingsMunicipality of the County of Kings 1,703 1,766 −3.7
Pugwash Cumberland CumberlandMunicipality of the County of Cumberland 1,420 1,513 −6.5
River Hebert Cumberland CumberlandMunicipality of the County of Cumberland 1,296 1,330 −2.6
St. Peter's Richmond RichmondMunicipality of the County of Richmond 1,492 1,453 2.7
Tatamagouche Colchester ColchesterMunicipality of the County of Colchester 2,037 2,070 −1.6
Tiverton Digby DigbyMunicipality of the District of Digby n/a n/a n/a
Westport Digby DigbyMunicipality of the District of Digby n/a n/a n/a
Weymouth Digby DigbyMunicipality of the District of Digby 1,773 1,839 −3.7
Total villages 48,754 48,873 −0.2

Former villages[edit]

Nova Scotia has recognized at least four other villages in its history. The villages of Brooklyn and Milton dissolved on April 1, 1996 upon the amalgamation of the Municipality of the County of Queens with the Town of Liverpool to form the Region of Queens Municipality.[1] On the same date, the villages of Uplands Park and Waverly dissolved upon the amalgamation of the Municipality of the County of Halifax with the cities of Dartmouth and Halifax and the Town of Bedford to form the Halifax Regional Municipality.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Nova Scotia Annual Report of Municipal Statistics for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014" (PDF). Department of Municipal Affairs. 2014. pp. 2, 12. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ Ian Fairclough (December 17, 2014). "Province: Status of villages still being explored". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Browse Data by Community Profile, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Nova Scotia)". Government of Nova Scotia. December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Nova Scotia Annual Report of Municipal Statistics for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015" (PDF). Department of Municipal Affairs. 2015. pp. 12, 126. Retrieved December 5, 2016.