Municipality of the District of East Hants

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East Hants, officially named the Municipality of the District of East Hants, is a district municipality in Hants County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district.

East Hants
Municipality of the District of East Hants
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Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Coordinates: 45°03′N 63°45′W / 45.05°N 63.75°W / 45.05; -63.75
ProvinceNova Scotia
IncorporatedApril 17, 1879
Electoral Districts    

ProvincialHants East
 • TypeEast Hants Municipal Council
 • Municipal SeatElmsdale
 • WardenEleanor Roulston
 • Land1,786.56 km2 (689.79 sq mi)
 • Total22,453
 • Change 2011-16
 • Census ranking
185 of 4,870
Time zoneUTC-4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
Area code902
Median Income*$56,591 CDN
WebsiteOfficial website
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

With its administrative seat in Elmsdale, the district municipality occupies the eastern half of Hants County from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the West Hants Regional Municipality. It was made in 1861 from the former townships of Uniacke, Rawdon, Douglas, Walton, Shubenacadie and Maitland. Its most settled area is in the Shubenacadie Valley.


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of East Hants had a population of 22,892 living in 9,387 of its 10,046 total private dwellings, a change of 2% from its 2016 population of 22,453. With a land area of 1,786.53 km2 (689.78 sq mi), it had a population density of 12.8/km2 (33.2/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

Public WorksEdit

The Public Works division operates two water utility distribution sites and three sewage collection and treatment systems for communities in the serviced areas adjacent to Highway 102 and along the Shubenacadie River. The division also operates an engineered spring which draws additional water from Grand Lake to the Shubenacadie River during low water level events.

Drinking water is distributed across 71.0 kilometers of main distribution lines. Wastewater is distributed through 80.5 kilometers of wastewater collection mains. Please visit the Public Works section for more detailed information.

The Environmental Services division works closely with Public Works. This division monitors and reviews data to ensure compliance of operating approvals. Environmental Services also runs a watershed protection program that focuses on building awareness of watershed issues that impact watersheds of interest to the municipality.[5]

Notable peopleEdit



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Hants&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Custom&Custom=1000,7000,8000 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: East Hants Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ "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. ^ "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Nova Scotia". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 12, 2022.
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ "Story Map Series".

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Coordinates: 45°3′N 63°45′W / 45.050°N 63.750°W / 45.050; -63.750