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Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg County
Lunenburg harbourfront
Lunenburg harbourfront
Nickname(s): "Christmas Tree Capital of the World"[1]
Location of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Location of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Municipal district (s) Chester / Lunenburg
Towns Bridgewater / Lunenburg / Mahone Bay
Established August 17, 1759
Electoral Districts

South Shore–St. Margaret's
Provincial Chester-St. Margaret's / Lunenburg / Lunenburg West
 • Land 2,907.93 km2 (1,122.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2][3]
 • Total 47,313
 • Density 16.2/km2 (42/sq mi)
 • Change 2001-06 0.9%
 • Census Rankings
 - Municipal districts
 - Towns
 Mahone Bay
 - Reserves
 Gold River 21
 New Ross 20

25,164 (156 of 5,008)
10,741 (352 of 5,008)

7,944 (460 of 5,008)
2,317 (1,208 of 5,008)
904 (2,191 of 5,008)

65 (4,587 of 5,008)
15 (4,855 of 5,008)
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 24,786
Median Income* $43,257 CDN
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, It ranges from Hubbards to the east and Vogler's Cove to the west.


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
    • Incorporated communities 3.1
  • Access Routes 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Named in honour of the British king who was also the duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Lunenburg County was established in 1759, when peninsular Nova Scotia was divided into five counties. Three years later Lunenburg County was reduced in size when Queens County was established. Following the establishment of Queens County in 1762, Hants County in 1781, and Shelburne and Sydney Counties in 1784, the boundaries of all nine of the counties were defined by the Nova Scotia Council.

By Chapter 52 of the Statutes of 1863 the Township of Chester in the County of Lunenburg was made a separate district for certain specified purposes. That statute provided authority for the appointment of a Custos Rotulorum and for the establishment of a general sessions of the peace for the District of Chester, with the same powers as if it were a separate county.

As of 2013, the Mi'kmaq Burial Grounds Research and Restoration Association has about forty students in its Mi'kmaq language revitalization classes, and Mi'kmaq greetings are becoming more common in public places.[4]



Incorporated communities


Municipal districts


Native reserves

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the district, including external routes that start or finish at the district limits:[7]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
  3. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  4. ^ Myslik, Jaime (2014-03-25). "Mi'kmaq is making a comeback in a Nova Scotia community - Politics - CBC News". CBC News : Politics. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada: 2011 census
  6. ^ 2006 Statistics Canada Census Ethnocultural Portrait of Canada: Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
  7. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 78-80, 86-87

External links

  • Photographs of historic monuments in Lunenburg County
  • Lunenburg County Map

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