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East Hants, Nova Scotia

East Hants
Municipal district
Flag of East Hants
Official seal of East Hants
Motto: Home of The World's Highest Recorded Tides
Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Location of District of the Municipality of East Hants
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Hants
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts    

Provincial Hants East
 • Type East Hants Municipal Council
 • Municipal Seat Elmsdale
 • Warden Jim Smith
 • Land 1,786.47 km2 (689.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1][2]
 • Total 22,111
 • Density 12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
 • Change 2001-06 2.7%
 • Census Ranking 179 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 8,753
Median Income* $56,591 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

East Hants is a municipal district in Hants County, Nova Scotia.

With its administrative seat in Elmsdale, the district occupies the eastern half of Hants County from the Minas Basin to the boundary with Halifax County, sharing this boundary with the West Hants municipal district. 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.


  • Demographics 1
  • Public Works 2
  • Famous people 3
  • Communities 4
  • Education 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


Public Works

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. [4]

Famous people

Hip hop artist Buck 65 is from Mount Uniacke, East Hants. Born Richard Terfry, he is also a radio host on CBC Radio.

Luke Boyd, international recording artist better known as Classified, was born in Enfield, East Hants.



See also


  1. ^ a b c Hants&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=Custom&Custom=1000,7000,8000 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: East Hants Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  4. ^

External links

  • The Municipality of East Hants

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