West Hants, Nova Scotia

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West Hants
Municipal district
Motto: Where all Roads Lead You
Location of West Hants Municipal District
Location of West Hants Municipal District
Coordinates: 44°58′00″N 64°06′00″W / 44.966667°N 64.1°W / 44.966667; -64.1Coordinates: 44°58′00″N 64°06′00″W / 44.966667°N 64.1°W / 44.966667; -64.1
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Hants
Founded 1685
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts    

Provincial Hants West
 • Type West Hants Municipal Council
 • Municipal Seat Windsor
 • Warden Richard Dauphinee
 • Land 1,238.12 km2 (478.04 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,165
 • Density 11.2/km2 (29/sq mi)
 • Change 2001-06 Increase0.7%
 • Census Ranking 272 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 6,101
Median Income* $46,036 CDN
Website westhants.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

West Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

It occupies the western half of Hants County, running from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the East Hants municipal district.

West Hants entirely surrounds the incorporated town of Windsor.


Famous people[edit]

The poet George Elliot Clarke is from West Hants. His poem, "West Hants County" tells of the difficult condition of black workers in the gypsum mines at one time in its history.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: West Hants Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  3. ^ 2011 Census
  4. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data

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