Municipality of the District of West Hants
|Municipality of the District of West Hants|
|Motto: Where all Roads Lead You|
Location of the Municipality of the District of West Hants
|Incorporated||April 17, 1879|
|• Type||West Hants Municipal Council|
|• Municipal Seat||Windsor|
|• Warden||Abraham Zebian|
|• Land||1,244.09 km2 (480.35 sq mi)|
|• Density||12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)|
|• Change 2011-16||0.3%|
|• Census ranking||275 of 4,870|
|Time zone||AST (UTC-4)|
|• Summer (DST)||ADT (UTC-3)|
|Median Income*||$46,036 CDN|
West Hants, officially named the Municipality of the District of West Hants, is a district municipality in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.
West Hants entirely surrounds the incorporated Town of Windsor.
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of West Hants recorded a population of 15,368 living in 6,426 of its 7,175 total private dwellings, a change of 0.3% from its 2011 population of 15,324. With a land area of 1,244.09 km2 (480.35 sq mi), it had a population density of 12.4/km2 (32.0/sq mi) in 2016.
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.
- 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: West Hants Municipal District, Nova Scotia
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Nova Scotia)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.
- Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
- 2011 Census
- Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data