Digby County, Nova Scotia

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Digby County

Comté de Digby  (French)
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Location of Digby County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°18′N65°48′W / 44.3°N 65.8°W / 44.3; -65.8 Coordinates: 44°18′N65°48′W / 44.3°N 65.8°W / 44.3; -65.8
Country Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Province Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia
District
municipalities
Clare / Digby
Towns Digby
Established1837
IncorporatedApril 17, 1879
Electoral Districts      
Federal

West Nova
Provincial Digby-Annapolis / Clare
Area
[1]
  Land2,515.23 km2 (971.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2016) [1] [2]
  Total17,323
  Density6.9/km2 (18/sq mi)
  Change 2011-16
Decrease2.svg4.0%
   Census  Rankings
 - District municipalities
  Clare
  Digby
 - Towns
  Digby
 - Reserves
  Bear River 6
 
 
 
8,813 (431 of 5,008)
7,986 (458 of 5,008)

2,092 (2,074 of 5,008)

101 (4,415 of 5,008)
Time zone UTC-4 (AST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings9927
Median Income*$38,284 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

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

A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French conté or cunté denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount. The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, graafschap, Gau, etc..

Provinces and territories of Canada Top-level subdivisions of Canada

The provinces and territories of Canada are sub-national governments within the geographical areas of Canada under the authority of the Canadian Constitution. In the 1867 Canadian Confederation, three provinces of British North America—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada —were united to form a federated colony, becoming a sovereign nation in the next century. Over its history, Canada's international borders have changed several times, and the country has grown from the original four provinces to the current ten provinces and three territories. Together, the provinces and territories make up the world's second-largest country by area.

Nova Scotia Province of Canada

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (45/sq mi).

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History

It was named after the Township of Digby; this was named in honour of Rear Admiral Robert Digby, who dispatched HMS Atalanta to convey Loyalists from New York City in the spring of 1783 to Conway, which became known as Digby, as part of their evacuation and resettlement following the American Revolutionary War. The Crown resettled thousands of Loyalists in Nova Scotia and other areas of Canada. Digby County was established in 1837. Previously, from August 17, 1759, when Nova Scotia was first divided into counties, this area had been part of Annapolis County.

HMS <i>Atalanta</i> (1775)

HMS Atalanta was a 14 gun ship sloop of the Swan class, launched on 12 August 1775. She served during the American Revolutionary War. In May 1782, under the command of Brett, she destroyed an American privateer, under then command of Ayret, near Cape d'Or. Privateers from Cumberland were on board. The privateers escaped to the woods leaving their provisions, which Captain Brett took to Cumberland.

New York City Largest city in the United States

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Annapolis County, Nova Scotia County in Nova Scotia, Canada

Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia located in the western part of the province on the Bay of Fundy. The county seat is Annapolis Royal.

In 1861, Digby County was divided into two sessional districts: Digby and Clare. These were eventually incorporated as district municipalities in 1879.

In addition to these two district municipalities, the county contains the Town of Digby and part of the Bear River Indian (First Nations) reserve. Also, there is Digby Neck leading into the Bay of Fundy to Long Island and Brier Island.

Digby, Nova Scotia Town in Nova Scotia, Canada

Digby is a town in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the administrative centre and largest population centre in Digby County. The town is situated on the western shore of the Annapolis Basin near the entrance to the Digby Gut, which connects the basin to the Bay of Fundy.

Digby Neck is a Canadian peninsula extending into the Bay of Fundy in Digby County, Nova Scotia.

Bay of Fundy bay on the east coast of North America

The Bay of Fundy is a bay between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the US state of Maine. It has an extremely high tidal range. The name is likely a corruption of the French word Fendu, meaning "split".

Demographics

As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Digby County recorded a population of 17,323 living in 8,043 of its 9,927 total private dwellings, a change of −4% from its 2011 population of 18,036. With a land area of 2,516.43 km2 (971.60 sq mi), it had a population density of

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Communities

Towns
Villages
Reserves
District municipalities

Access routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county boundary: [8]

Museums

The county's history is preserved at the Admiral Digby Museum as well as several community museums.

Notable people

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 "2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Digby County, Nova Scotia". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2009-10-04.
  2. Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. "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.
  4. Censuses 1871-1941
  5. Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  6. Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  7. 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Digby County, Nova Scotia
  8. Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN   978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 76-77, 84-85