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Annapolis County, Nova Scotia

Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located in western Nova Scotia on the Bay of Fundy. The county seat is Annapolis Royal. As of 2001, the population is 21,773.

Table of contents
1 Background
2 Demographics
3 Communities
4 Highways
5 Protected Areas
6 Attractions
7 Demographics
8 Surrounding Counties


Established August 17, 1759 by Order in Council, Annapolis County took its name from the town of Annapolis Royal which had been named in honour of Queen Anne of Great Britain.

By 1833 a number of reasons had been advanced for making two counties out of Annapolis County. Two petitions were presented to the House of Assembly in that year requesting that the county be divided. However, it was not until 1837 that Annapolis County was divided into two distinct and separate counties - Annapolis and Digby.


As of the census of 2001, there are 21,773 people and 10,404 households in the county. The population density is 6.8/kmē. The ethnic makeup of the county is 98.84% White, 0.86% Black, 1.84% Aboriginal, 0.12% Arab, 0.16% East Asian, 0.00% South Asian, and 0.00% Latin American.

There are 10,404 households out of which 26.06% have children living with them, 36.50% are married couples living together, 25.46% are one-person households, and 11.98% are other household types. The median income for a household in the county is $32,516.



Highways that run through Annapolis are as follows:

Protected Areas



(Statistics Canada, 2001)

Surrounding Counties