Queens County, Nova Scotia

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Queens County, Nova Scotia
Location of Queens County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°12′N 65°00′W / 44.2°N 65.0°W / 44.2; -65.0Coordinates: 44°12′N 65°00′W / 44.2°N 65.0°W / 44.2; -65.0
Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
MunicipalityRegion of Queens Municipality
EstablishedJuly 21, 1762
Electoral Districts

South Shore—St. Margarets
 • Total2,398.63 km2 (926.12 sq mi)
 • Total10,960
 • Density4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
Area code(s)902
Median Earnings*$39,972
  • Median household income, 2000 ($) (all households)

Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia

Queens County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.


Liverpool, the county seat of Queens County, was founded in 1759 by the New England Planters. Founded for the most part by New England settlers, Liverpool maintained strong ties with the American colonies until the sudden outbreak of the American Revolution.

On July 21, 1762 the Lieutenant Governor and Council of Nova Scotia declared that "the Townships of Liverpool, Barrington and Yarmouth together with the intermediate lands should be erected into a county by the name of Queens County". Parts of the new county were taken from Lunenburg County, which now lies to the northeast.

In 1784, Shelburne County was formed in part from southwestern portions of Queens County. The new county boundaries were established by an Order-in-Council dated December 16, 1785.

Queens County contains substantial portions of Kejimkujik National Park, including the main body of the park inland north of Caledonia and the Seaside Adjunct near Port Joli and Port Mouton.

In 1996, the county's municipal government merged with the town of Liverpool to form the Region of Queens Municipality, thus the county is contiguous with the boundaries of the regional municipality, minus First Nations reserves.


As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Queens County recorded a population of 10,351 living in 4,764 of its 6,608 total private dwellings, a change of −5.6% from its 2011 population of 10,960. With a land area of 2,398.51 km2 (926.07 sq mi), it had a population density of 4.3/km2 (11.2/sq mi) in 2016.[1]


Regional municipalities

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Censuses 1871-1941
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  5. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Queens County, Nova Scotia