Region of Queens

Region of Queens Municipality

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Region of Queens Municipality
Regional Municipality
Coat of arms of Region of Queens Municipality
Coat of arms
Motto: Rivers, Forest, Sea
Location of Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Location of Region of Queens Municipality, Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°02′N 64°43′WCoordinates: 44°02′N 64°43′W
Country  Canada
Province  Nova Scotia
Incorporated April 1, 1996
Electoral Districts
Federal
South Shore—St. Margaret’s
Provincial Queens-Shelburne
Government
 • Type Queens Regional Council
 • Mayor David Dagley
Area (2016)
 • Land 2,392.63 km2(923.80 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total 10,307
 • Density 4.3/km2 (11/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-2016 Decrease5.6%
 • Census ranking 400 of 5,162
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 902, 782
Dwellings 6,150
Median Income* $36,461 CDN
Website regionofqueens.com
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

The Region of Queens Municipality is a Canadian regional municipality located in southwestern Nova Scotia. Queens is the southern gateway of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere Reserve, where outdoor activities are always close at hand. Campgrounds at Kejimukujik National Park and National Historic Site, Thomas H. Raddall Provincial Park, and several other locations are great places for hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. The seacoast and inland areas provide excellent photo opportunities.

Geography

The municipality’s boundary includes all of Queens County except for First Nations reserves.

Queens County is 2,760 km2 (1,066 mi2) in size, and has a diverse geography. Some communities sit on the Atlantic Ocean’s shoreline, while others lie further inland; these differences can lead to localized weather patterns. But overall, Queens County’s proximity to the ocean provides a temperate climate that features mild winters, comfortable summers, and a long autumn season. In fact, Queens is home to one of the most moderate climates in Canada.