Guysborough, officially named the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, is a district municipality in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Statistics Canada classifies the district municipality as a municipal district. Take a look below for 11 interesting and fascinating facts about Guysborough, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1. It is home to the Boylston and Salsman Provincial Parks.
2. The parks are located between Boylston and Guysborough.
3. The area was originally called Chedabouctou and was the site of one of a fishing post of Nicolas Denys.
4. In 1682, a permanent settlement was started by Clerbaud Bergier.
5. A group cleared land and spent the winter with the first crops being planted in 1683.
6. Louis-Alexandre des Friches de Meneval landed at Chedabouctou in 1687 when arriving to take up his position as governor of Acadia.
7. The community is named after Sir Guy Carleton.
8. Occupying the eastern half of Guysborough County, the district municipality’s administrative centre is the community of Guysborough.
9. The district completely surrounds the Town of Mulgrave and it borders the Municipality of the District of St. Mary’s to the west, the Municipality of the County of Antigonish to the north and the Strait of Canso to the east.
10. In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough recorded a population of 4,670 living in 2,197 of its 3,196 total private dwellings, a change of -6.5% from its 2011 population of 4,995.
11. With a land area of 2,116.86 km2 (817.32 sq mi), it had a population density of 2.2/km2 (5.7/sq mi) in 2016.