- Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
official_name = Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
settlement_type = County
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map_caption = Location of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
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dot_map_caption =Location of Pagename
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = CAN
subdivision_type1 = Province
subdivision_name1 = NS
subdivision_type2 = Towns
subdivision_name2 = Bridgewater Lunenburg Mahone Bay
subdivision_type3 = Municipal Districts
subdivision_name3 = Chester Lunenburg
established_title = Established
established_date = 1759
area_total_km2 = 2907.95
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 47,591
population_density_km2 = 16.4
timezone = AST
utc_offset = -4
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postal_code_type = Postal code
postal_code = B
area_code = 902
blank1_name =Median Earnings*
footnotes = *Median household income, 2000 ($) (all households)
Part of a series about Places in Nova Scotia
Named in honor of the monarch, who was then also Duke of
Brunswick-Lüneburg, Lunenburg County was established in 1759, when peninsular Nova Scotia was divided into five counties. Three years later Lunenburg County was reduced in size when Queens County was established. Following the establishment of Queens County in 1762, Hants County in 1781, and Shelburne and Sydney Counties in 1784, the boundaries of all nine of the counties were defined by the Council of Nova Scotia.
By Chapter 52 of the Statutes of 1863 the Municipality of Chester in the County of Lunenburg was made a separate District for certain specified purposes. That Statute provided authority for the appointment of a
Custos Rotulorumand for the establishment of a general sessions of the peace for the District of Chester, with the same powers as if it were a separate county.
Lunenburg County includes many rural communities which contribute to and use the services of the towns such as LaHave, Newcombville, and Waterloo, to name a few.
Indian reserves in Lunenburg include Gold River, New Ross and Pennal.
For a list of communities in Lunenburg County, see List of communities.
* [http://ns1763.ca/lunenco/lunencondx.html Photographs of historic monuments in Lunenburg County]
* [http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/muns/info/mapping/LUNEJ.asp Lunenburg County Map]
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