Region of Queens Municipality

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Region of Queens Municipality
Regional Municipality
Coat of arms of Region of Queens Municipality
Coat of arms
Motto: Rivers, Forest, Sea
Location of Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Location of Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°02′N 64°43′W / 44.033°N 64.717°W / 44.033; -64.717Coordinates: 44°02′N 64°43′W / 44.033°N 64.717°W / 44.033; -64.717
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Incorporated April 1, 1996
Electoral Districts
Federal

South Shore—St. Margaret's
Provincial Queens-Shelburne
Government
 • Type Queens Regional Council
 • Mayor David Dagley
Area (2016)[1]
 • Land 2,392.63 km2 (923.80 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 10,307
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-2016 Decrease5.6%
 • Census ranking 400 of 5,162
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902, 782
Dwellings 6,150
Median Income* $36,461 CDN
Website regionofqueens.com
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

The Region of Queens Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. Queens is the southern gateway of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, where outdoor activities are always close at hand. Campgrounds at Kejimukujik National Park and National Historic Site, Thomas H. Raddall Provincial Park, and several other locations are great places for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The seacoast and inland areas provide excellent photo opportunities.

Geography[edit]

The municipality's boundary includes all of Queens County except for First Nations reserves.

Queens County is 2,760 km2 (1,066 mi2) in size, and has a diverse geography. Some communities sit on the Atlantic Ocean's shoreline, while others lie further inland; these differences can lead to localized weather patterns. But overall, Queens County's proximity to the ocean provides a temperate climate that features mild winters, comfortable summers, and a long autumn season. In fact, Queens is home to one of the most moderate climates in Canada.

History[edit]

Queens County has a long and diversified history. People have called this area home for thousands of years, living in concert with nature and adjusting to the changing tides. In that respect, its history is very much its present and future. Residents in the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve strive to maintain a sustainable balance between development and nature, ensuring Queens continues to be celebrated and embraced.

the Region of Queens Municipality was formed in 1996 through an amalgamation of the following incorporated municipalities:

Other communities in Region of Queens Municipality include:

Demographics[edit]

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Region of Queens Municipality recorded a population of 10,307 living in 4,742 of its 6,586 total private dwellings, a change of −5.6% from its 2011 population of 10,917. With a land area of 2,392.63 km2 (923.80 sq mi), it had a population density of 4.3/km2 (11.2/sq mi) in 2016.[1]

Ethnic Groups (2006)[4]
Ethnic Origin Population Pct (%)
Canadian 5,245 47.6%
German 3,110 28.2%
English 3,005 27.3%
Scottish 2,225 20.2%
Irish 1,740 15.8%
French 1,205 10.9%
Dutch (Netherlands) 910 8.3%
North American Indian 840 7.6%

Access routes[edit]

Highways and numbered routes that run through the municipality, including external routes that start or finish at the municipal boundary:[5]

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