Richmond County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Take a look below for 10 fun and interesting facts about Richmond County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1. Named in honour of Sir Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, who was Governor General of British North America 1818-1819, Richmond County was created in 1835.
2. Richmond County comprises that territory known as the Southern District which was established in 1824 at the time of the dividing of Cape Breton Island into three districts.
3. The boundaries of the Southern District were defined at the time of its establishment.
4. Those same boundaries were determined to be the boundaries of Richmond County by statute in 1847.
5. The shire town of Richmond Country is Arichat, located on Isle Madame.
6. The community was threatened with closure of its local Court system in June 2015.
7. As a census division in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Richmond County recorded a population of 8,964 living in 3,983 of its 5,122 total private dwellings, a change of -3.5% from its 2011 population of 9,293.
8. With a land area of 1,249.33 km2 (482.37 sq mi), it had a population density of 7.2/km2 (18.6/sq mi) in 2016.
9. Forming the majority of the Richmond County census division, the Municipality of the County of Richmond recorded a population of 8,458 living in 3,822 of its 4,955 total private dwellings in the 2016 Census of Population, a change of -4% from its 2011 population of 8,812.
10. With a land area of 1,243.72 km2 (480.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 6.8/km2 (17.6/sq mi) in 2016.