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Guysborough, Nova Scotia

Municipal district
Flag of Guysborough
Official seal of Guysborough
Location of Guysborough Municipal District
Location of Guysborough Municipal District
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Guysborough
Founded 1604
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts   

Cape Breton—Canso
Provincial Guysborough-Sheet Harbour
 • Type Council of the Municipality
of the District of Guysborough
 • Warden Lloyd Hines
 • Land 2,111.42 km2 (815.22 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1][2]
 • Total 4,681
 • Density 2.2/km2 (6/sq mi)
 • Change 2001-06 Decrease9.4%
 • Census Ranking 721 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902
Dwellings 2,889
Median Income* $34,987 CDN
Website municipality.guysborough.
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

The Municipality of the District of Guysborough is a municipal district in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


The area was originally called Chedabouctou and was the site of one of a fishing post of Nicolas Denys. In 1682, a permanent settlement was started by Clerbaud Bergier. A group cleared land and spent the winter with the first crops being planted in 1683. Louis-Alexandre des Friches de Meneval landed at Chedabouctou in 1687 when arriving to take up his position as governor of Acadia. The community is named after Sir Guy Carleton.[3]


Occupying the eastern half of Guysborough County, the district's administrative centre is the community of Guysborough. The district completely surrounds the town of Mulgrave and it borders the St. Mary's municipal district to the west, Antigonish County to the north and the Strait of Canso to the east.


See also


  1. ^ a b c 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Guysborough Municipal District, Nova Scotia
  2. ^ Statistics Canada Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data
  3. ^
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  5. ^ 2011 Census

External links

  • Municipality of the District of Guysborough Website
  • Melford International Terminal
  • the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Clerbaud Bergier
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online - Governor Meneval
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