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Encyclopedia > Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Old Town Lunenburg*
UNESCO World Heritage Site

Aerial view of Lunenburg
Aerial view of Lunenburg
State Party Flag of Canada Canada
Type Cultural
Criteria iv, v
Reference 741
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1995  (19th Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Lunenburg (2006 population: 2,317) is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the municipal district. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 158 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lunenburg, NS Aerial Photo taken by Jeff Vienneau - www. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 683 pixel, file size: 158 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Lunenburg, NS Aerial Photo taken by Jeff Vienneau - www. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Lunenburg County is a county located on the South Shore of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867...


Situated on the province's South Shore, Lunenburg is located on a peninsula at the western side of Mahone Bay. The town is approximately 90 kilometres southwest of the county boundary with the Halifax Regional Municipality. The South Shore is a region of Nova Scotia Canada. ... Mahone Bay is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada along the eastern end of Lunenburg County. ... “km” redirects here. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ...

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History

Lunenburg waterfront
Lunenburg waterfront

Lunenburg was founded in 1753 and was named in honour of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, (George II), who was also the ruler of Brunswick-Lunenburg. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1984x1488, 632 KB) Lunenburg harbourfront, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1984x1488, 632 KB) Lunenburg harbourfront, Nova Scotia, Canada. ... 1753 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... George II (George Augustus; 10 November 1683 – 25 October 1760) was King of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Hanover) and Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire from 11 June 1727 until his death. ... Brunswick-Lüneburg was an historical state within the Holy Roman Empire. ...


At one time an important seaport and shipbuilding centre, the town is now home to numerous small businesses, high-tech industries and trade plants including High Liner Foods, which was at one point the largest fish plant in Canada. This plant now handles little more than manufacturing and most fishing is done offshore. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ...

Lunenburg waterfront (as viewed from a hotel)

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People and Culture

Lunenburg's World War I memorial
Lunenburg's World War I memorial

Lunenburg is the birthplace of the world famous schooner Bluenose and her daughter Bluenose II which remains an important tourist attraction in the town, her home port. Tourism is now Lunenburg's most important industry and many thousands visit the town each year. A number of restaurants, inns, hotels and shops exist to service the tourist trade including the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 407 KB) Summary Lunenberg, NS, War Memorial (photo by John A. Miller, 2004) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x1600, 407 KB) Summary Lunenberg, NS, War Memorial (photo by John A. Miller, 2004) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Two-masted fishing schooner A schooner (IPA: ) is a type of sailing vessel characterized by the use of fore-and-aft sails on two or more masts. ... For other uses, see Bluenose (disambiguation) Bluenose was a Canadian schooner from Nova Scotia, a celebrated racing ship and a symbol of the province. ...


The original inhabitants of Lunenburg (mostly Germans from the southern Rhineland, Swiss and French protestants from Montbeliard) came during the same wave of immigration that produced the Pennsylvania Dutch. They were "Foreign Protestants" encouraged by the British to settle in the area. Many of the original families and descendants still inhabit and influence the development of the town today. The Rhineland (Rheinland in German) is the general name for the land on both sides of the river Rhine in the west of Germany. ... Montbéliard (German Mömpelgard) is a commune in the Doubs département, in eastern France. ... The Pennsylvania Dutch (perhaps more strictly Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German) are the descendants of German immigrants who came to Pennsylvania prior to 1800. ... The foreign Protestants were a group of immigrants to Nova Scotia in the mid-18th century. ...


World Heritage Site

The historic town was designated a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site in 1995. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


This designation ensures protection for much of Lunenburg's unique architecture and civic design, being the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America.


Gallery

Panoramic view.
Panoramic view.

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(Coordinates: 44°22′37″N, 64°19′08″W) Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (Latin: One defends and the other conquers) Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 11 Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... Counties in Nova Scotia shown with their county seats Annapolis County, Nova Scotia--Annapolis Royal Antigonish County, Nova Scotia--Antigonish Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia--Sydney Colchester County, Nova Scotia--Truro Cumberland County, Nova Scotia--Amherst Digby County, Nova Scotia--Digby Guysborough County, Nova Scotia--Guysborough Halifax County, Nova Scotia... Annapolis County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... Antigonish County, Nova Scotia is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... 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Lunenburg, Nova Scotia - Archiplanet (441 words)
Lunenburg (2006 population: 2,317), is a Canadian port town in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.
Lunenburg was founded in 1753 and was named in honour of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, (George August of Hanover) who was also the ruler of Brunswick-Lunenburg.
Lunenburg is the birthplace of the world famous schooner Bluenose and her daughter Bluenose II which remains an important tourist attraction in the town, her home port.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (town) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
Lunenburg (44°22′37″N, 64°19′08″W) is a small town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada approximately 90 kilometres southwest of Halifax, on the Atlantic coast.
Lunenburg was founded in 1753 and was named in honour of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, (George II), who was also the Duke of Brunswick-Lunenburg.
Lunenburg is the birthplace of the world famous schooner Bluenose and her daughter Bluenose II which remains an important tourist attraction in the town, her home port.
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