Clare, Nova Scotia


Clare, Nova Scotia
Clare
—  Municipal district  —

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Location of Clare Municipal District
Coordinates: 44°20′00″N 66°07′00″W / 44.333333°N 66.116667°W / 44.333333; -66.116667
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
County Digby
Incorporated April 17, 1879
Electoral Districts      
Federal

West Nova
Provincial Clare
Government
 - Type District of Clare Municipal Council
 - County seat Little Brook
 - Warden Jean Melanson
Area[1]
 - Land 852.82 km2 (329.3 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1][2]
 - Total 8,813
 - Density 10.3/km2 (26.7/sq mi)
 - Change 2001-06 decrease2.8%
 - Census Ranking 431 of 5,008
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 - Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902 - 769,837,645,778
Dwellings 4,558
Median Income* $41,450 CDN
Website www.clarenovascotia.com
*Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Clare is a municipal district in western Nova Scotia, Canada.

Primarily an Acadian region, Clare occupies the western half of Digby County. Most of the municipality's settled areas are located along St. Marys Bay, a sub-basin of the Gulf of Maine. The municipality is mainly inhabited by Acadians and conducts its business in both English and French, although the most commonly used language is French. The Municipality of Clare holds the oldest and largest Annual Acadian Festival.


Contents

Demographics

Population trend[3]

Census Population Change (%)
2006 8,813 decrease2.8%
2001 9,067 decrease2.5%
1996 9,298 decrease3.7%
1991 9,654 N/A

Mother tongue language (2006)[1]

Language Population Pct (%)
French only 5,690 65.78%
English only 2,745 31.74%
Both English and French 130 1.50%
Other languages 85 0.98%

Ethnic Groups (2006)[1]

Race Population Pct (%)
White 8,555 98.90%
Black 85 0.98%
Latin American 10 0.12%

Communities

Access routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the district, including external routes that start or finish at the district limits:[4]

  • External Routes:
    • None

Culture

Musical groups from the area include:

The song M'en allant par Saulnierville Station by Suroît is a song about the local community of Saulnierville Station.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d 2006 Statistics Canada Community Profile: Clare 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. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Page 84

External links



Coordinates: 44°20′N 66°07′W / 44.333°N 66.117°W / 44.333; -66.117


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