Location of Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
|Guysborough / St. Mary's|
|Electoral Districts |
Central Nova / Cape Breton—Canso
|• Land||4,044.22 km2 (1,561.48 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.0/km2 (5/sq mi)|
|• Change 2006-11||10.1%|
| • Census Rankings |
- District municipalities
4,681 (721 of 5,008)
2,587 (1,110 of 5,008)
879 (2,234 of 5,008)
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
Guysborough County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Taking its name from the Township of Guysborough, which was named in honour of Sir Guy Carleton, Guysborough County was created when Sydney County (Antigonish County) was divided in 1836.
In 1840, Guysborough County was subdivided into two districts for court sessisonal purposes – Guysborough and St. Mary's. In 1863, the boundary between Halifax County and Guysborough County was altered and a polling district was added to Guysborough County. In 1879, the two districts were incorporated as district municipalities.
As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Guysborough County recorded a population of 7,625 living in 3,549 of its 5,190 total private dwellings, a change of -6.4% from its 2011 population of 8,143. With a land area of 4,044.15 km2 (1,561.46 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi) in 2016.
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Main article: List of communities in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits: