Argyle, Nova Scotia

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Municipal district
Flag of Argyle
Official seal of Argyle
Motto: Industry
Location of Argyle Municipal District
Location of Argyle Municipal District
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Yarmouth
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts     

West Nova
Provincial Argyle
 • Type Argyle Municipal Council
 • Municipal Seat Tusket
 • Warden Aldric d'Entremont
 • Deputy Warden Calvin d'Entremont
 • Councillors
 • Land 1,528.01 km2 (589.97 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 8,252
 • Density 5.40/km2 (14.0/sq mi)
 • Change 2006-11 Decrease4.7%
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 3,912
Median Income* $49,898 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Argyle is a municipal district in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. The district occupies the eastern portion of the county and is one of three municipal units - the other two being the town of Yarmouth and the Yarmouth municipal district. Argyle is a bilingual community, in which native speakers of English and French each account for about half of the population.


In 1766, after his service in the French and Indian Wars, Lt. Ranald MacKinnon was given a land grant of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2). He called it Argyle (Argyll) because he was reminded of his previous home in the Highlands of Scotland.


Ethnic Groups (2006)[2]
Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
Canadian 4,605 53.6%
French 4,395 51.1%
English 2,065 24.0%
Acadian 1,290 15.0%
Métis 1,255 14.6%
Irish 880 10.2%
Scottish 880 10.2%
North American Indian 530 6.2%
German 265 3.1%


  • No certificate, diploma or degree: 41.64%
  • High school certificate: 16.38%
  • Apprenticeship or trade certificate or diploma: 14.16%
  • Community college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma: 19.36%
  • University certificate or diploma: 8.40%

Unemployment rate:

  • 10.7%

Average house value:

  • $117,360


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Coordinates: 43°48′00″N 65°51′00″W / 43.800°N 65.850°W / 43.800; -65.850 (Argyle)