Municipality of the District of West Hants

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West Hants
District municipality
Municipality of the District of West Hants
Motto: Where all Roads Lead You
Location of the Municipality of the District of West Hants
Location of the Municipality of the District of West Hants
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    
Federal

Kings—Hants
Provincial Hants West
Government
 • Type West Hants Municipal Council
 • Municipal Seat Windsor
 • Warden Abraham Zebian
Area[1]
 • Land 1,244.09 km2 (480.35 sq mi)
Population (2016)[2]
 • Total 15,368
 • Density 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16 Increase0.3%
 • Census ranking 275 of 4,870
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 6,101
Median Income* $46,036 CDN
Website Official website
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

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.

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

West Hants entirely surrounds the incorporated Town of Windsor.

Demographics[edit]

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.[2]

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]

References[edit]

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

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