Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

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

Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Flag of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Coat of arms of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Primus et Princeps
Location of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Location of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°42′N 65°12′W / 44.7°N 65.2°W / 44.7; -65.2
ProvinceNova Scotia
TownsAnnapolis Royal
EstablishedAugust 17, 1759
IncorporatedApril 17, 1879
Named forAnnapolis Royal
Electoral Districts        

West Nova
 • TypeAnnapolis County Municipal Council
 • WardenAlan Parish
 • MLAStephen McNeil (L)
 • MPColin Fraser (L)
 • Land3,183.23 km2 (1,229.05 sq mi)
 • Total21,252
 • Change 2006-11
 • Census Rankings
 - Census Divisions
 Subdivision A
 Subdivision B
 Subdivision C
 Subdivision D
 - Towns
 Annapolis Royal
 - Reserves
 Bear River (part) 6
 Bear River 6B

6,342 (574 of 5,008)
3,707 (685 of 5,008)
5,085 (864 of 5,008)
3,007 (987 of 5,008)

444 (3,171 of 5,008)
972 (2,086 of 5,008)
1,829 (1,403 of 5,008)

42 (4,694 of 5,008)
10 (4,889 of 5,008)
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code902
Median Income*$37,024 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

History edit

Established August 17, 1759, by Order in Council, Annapolis County took its name from the town of Annapolis Royal which had been named in honour of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. The town was the successor to the French settlement of Port Royal, the chief Acadian settlement in the area. The Acadians had been forcibly removed by British government officials in the 1755 Grand Dérangement.

In 1817 the population of the county was 9,817, and that had grown to 14,661 by 1827. At that time, the county was divided into six townships: Annapolis, Granville, Wilmot, Clements, Digby and Clare.[4]

By 1833, a number of reasons had been advanced for making two counties out of Annapolis County. Two petitions were presented to the House of Assembly in that year requesting that the county be divided. However, it was not until 1837 that Annapolis County was divided into two distinct and separate counties - Annapolis and Digby.

Demographics edit

As a census division in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Annapolis County had a population of 21,252 living in 9,855 of its 11,612 total private dwellings, a change of 3.2% from its 2016 population of 20,591. With a land area of 3,183.23 km2 (1,229.05 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.7/km2 (17.3/sq mi) in 2021.[5]

Forming the majority of the Annapolis County census division, the Municipality of the County of Annapolis, including its Subdivisions A, B, C, and D, had a population of 18,834 living in 8,608 of its 10,268 total private dwellings, a change of 3.2% from its 2016 population of 18,252. With a land area of 3,172.36 km2 (1,224.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 5.9/km2 (15.4/sq mi) in 2021.[6]

Communities edit

County municipality and county subdivisions

Access routes edit

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[11]

Protected areas edit

  • Cottage Cove Provincial Park
  • Cloud Lake Wilderness Area
  • Delaps Cove Hiking Trails
  • Kejimkujik National Park
  • Upper Clements Provincial Park
  • Valleyview Provincial Park

Attractions edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Profile table, Census Profile, 2021 Census of Population - Annapolis, County (CTY) [Census division], Nova Scotia". 9 February 2022.
  2. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
  3. ^,2,3&STATISTIClist=1&HEADERlist=0 Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2021 and 2016 censuses - 100% data
  4. ^ Bouchette, Joseph (1832). The British Dominions in North America; or a Topographical and statistical description of the provinces of Lower and Upper Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, the Islands of Newfoundland, Prince Edward, and Cape Breton. London: Longman & Company. p. 38. Retrieved 15 February 2018. Wilmot Township annapolis nova scotia.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada and census divisions". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Nova Scotia". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved April 2, 2022.
  7. ^ Censuses 1871-1941
  8. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  9. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  10. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Annapolis County, Nova Scotia
  11. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 76-77, 84-85

External links edit