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Community Profile: Lunenburg-Queens

The counties of Lunenburg and Queen’s lie at the heart of Nova Scotia’s scenic South Shore. A place where you can experience the diversity of the Atlantic Ocean coastline or explore the many charming rural communities that dot the countryside.

The region offers an abundance of activities for just about any interest. You can sightsee, play golf, fish, hike, swim, paddle, sail, shop for that special little treasure, or browse the wares of an eclectic and talented group of artisans. If fishing is your passion, then look no further as the county has great salmon, bass and trout fishing. Deep sea fishing charters, whale watching, scuba diving and sailing charters are also available from many of our harbours.

Ethnic customs, cuisines, costumes, festivals and dialects add to the regions’ uniqueness. Traditional arts brought here from Europe have been preserved and used to rekindle folk culture in our county.


Lunenburg-Queens

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About the Area
Geography

Area:
5,300.29 km
Coastline:
Over 500 km

Important Centres

TD vAlign=top width="65%">Region of Queens:
Municipality of the District of Chester:
(pop. 10,741)
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg:
(pop. 25,164)
Town of Lunenburg:
(pop. 2,317)
Town of Mahone Bay:
(pop. 904)
(pop. 11,177)
Town of Bridgewater:
(pop. 7,944)

Total Population:
58,362
Founded:
1750-1850
Settled by:
German, English, Swiss, and French settlers
Common Languages:
English


Community
Education
Nova Scotia Community College
Community Learning Center
Canadian International Career College
37 public schools
21 licensed day-care centres

Cultural Groups
Loyalist Landing 2008 Society
German Canadian Society

Media Outlets
94.5 FM Liverpool
98.1 FM Bridgewater
The Chester Clipper
The Chronicle Herald
The Bridgewater Bulletin
The Progress Enterprise
The Queens County Advance

Accessibility
Distance to Halifax
66 km
Means of travel
Trius Tours bus route, Hwy 103, Hwy 3

Business
Key Industries
Forestry, manufacturing, retail, health

Primary Natural Resources
Forestry, fisheries

Major Employers
Michelin, Abitibi-Bowater, GN Plastics, Louisiana Pacific, Shoreham Village, Composites Atlantic, South Shore Health, South Shore Regional School Board

Annual Tourism Revenue
$80.21 Million














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