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Encyclopedia > Victoria County, Nova Scotia

Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Image File history File links Public domain map of Nova Scotia created by User:Plasma east with data courtesy of Geogratis, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th)  - Land 53,338 km²  - Water 1,946 km² (3. ...


Named after Queen Victoria, it was established by statute in 1851. Cape Breton County was divided into two counties in that year, with Victoria County being cut off from it. The shire town and largest municipality of Victoria County is the village of Baddeck. Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1 January 1877 until her death. ... Cape Breton County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island. ... The village of Baddeck is located on Cape Breton Island in the Province of Canada It is situated on the shores of the beautiful Bras dOr Lake (Golden Arm) in the heart of Cape Breton lsland. ...


Regions: There are five major regions in Victoria county: North of Smokey Mountain, South of Smokey, half of Boulardarie Island, Middle River and the Iona Penensula. The county is 2,768 square kilometers in size, 80% of which is covered by forest.


Demographics: The county contained just 7,962 people in 2001. The population has slowly declined over the last ten years. The population has also aged, with all age groups under the age of 65 experiencing net out-migration. Half of the county's labor force does not have a high school diploma, and only 5% have college educations.


Economy: 71% of the workforce is employed in the services sector. An additional 18% are employed in the primary resources industry, a category that includes both forestry and fishing. Just 11% are employed in manufacturing, less than half of the levels seen in the 1960s.


Politics and Government: The county is a regional municipality, one of four on Cape Breton Island. The county is governed by eight councillors who oversee the work of the county Chief Administrative Officer. A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Mikmaq: Unamakika), sometimes shortened to just Cape Breton, is a large island on the Atlantic coast of North America. ...


Notable Features: Victoria County contains that eastern half of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, as well as the eastern half of the Cabot Trail. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is located on northern Cape Breton Island in the province of Nova Scotia. ... The Cabot Trail is a Canadian highway located in the province of Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island. ...


External Links

http://www.countyvictoria.ns.ca/Strategic%20Plan.pdf http://www.countyvictoria.ns.ca/index.html


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Victoria County, Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (290 words)
Victoria County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
The shire town and largest municipality of Victoria County is the village of Baddeck.
Politics and Government: The county is a regional municipality, one of four on Cape Breton Island.
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