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Community Profile: Pictou

Welcome to Pictou County! We are pleased to provide this snapshot of our community. One of the many advantages to locating in our county is the welcoming attitude and support you will receive from our business community and government service agencies. As you will see, Pictou County is a great place to live offering a wide variety of cultural experiences, recreational activities, and the opportunity for a balanced lifestyle. Pictou County is a picturesque blend of small towns, wooded countryside, and coastal seascapes. We are proud of our way of life and are sense of community and announce to the world: We are Pictou County!


Pictou

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About the Area
Geography

Area:
2,845.27 km
Coastline:
500 km

Important Centres

New Glasgow:
(pop. 9,455)
Stellarton:
(pop. 4,717)
Pictou:
(pop. 3,813)
Westville:
(pop. 3,805)
Trenton:
(pop. 2,741)
County:
(pop. 21,982)

Total Population:
46,513
Settled by:
Scottish
Common Languages:
English, French, MicMac, Gaelic


Community
Education
St. Francis Xavier University
StFX Continuing & Distance Education
Nova Scotia Community College - Pictou Campus
School of Fisheries - NSCC
23 public schools
16 licensed day-care centres

Healthcare
45 family physicians
2 hospitals/health care centres

Cultural Groups
Guysborough, Pictou, Antigonish Arts & Culture Council

Media Outlets
East Coast FM 94.1

Accessibility
Distance to Halifax
158 km
Means of travel
Bus, Highway (104), Taxi, Car

Business
Key Industries
Sales and Service, Trades, Transport, Equipment Operations & Related, Business, Finance, and Admin., Unique to Processing, Manufacturing & Utilities

Primary Natural Resources
Forestry, Fishing, Agriculture

Major Employers
Michelin, Sobeys, Chignecto Central Regional School Board, Pictou Coutny Health Authority, Convergys inc., Neenah Paper

Annual Tourism Revenue
$45 Million

Business Organizations
Pictou County Chamber of Commerce
Community Business Development Corporations
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Pictou Regional Development Commission
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency














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