Cumberland County 

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Cumberland County is located in the North Western part of Nova Scotia along the border with the province of New Brunswick. The county consists of many small villages with larger towns including Amherst, Pugwash and Springhill. Cumberland County spans right from the Bay of Fundy over to the Northumberland Strait and with so much coast line, makes it a very popular area for recreational homes.


  • Population - 32,046 (2006)
  • Land Area - 4271 Square Kilometres
  • Median Age - 45.3 years
  • Median Family Income - $45,898

Tax Rates (County)

  • Residential: $1.04 per $100 of assessment
  • Commercial - $2.63 per $100 of assessment


  • North Cumberland Memorial Hospital - Pugwash
  • Cumberland Regional Heath Care Centre - Upper Nappan
  • All Saints Springhill Hospital - Springhill
  • Bayview Memorial Health Centre - Advocate
  • South Cumberland Community Care Centre - Parrsboro


  • Adult High - Amherst Area
  • Advocate District
  • Amherst Regional High
  • Cumberland North Academy
  • Cyrus Eaton Elementary
  • E.B. Chandler Junior High
  • Junction Road Elementary
  • Northport Consolidated Elementary
  • Oxford Regional Elementary
  • Oxford Regional High
  • Parrsboro Regional Elementary
  • Parrsboro Regional High
  • Pugwash District High
  • River Hebert District Elementary
  • River Hebert District High
  • Springhill Jr./Sr.High
  • Spring Street Academy
  • Wallace Consolidated Elementary
  • Wentworth Consolidated Elementary
  • West End Memorial
  • West Highlands Elementary

Cumberland County Links of Interest

Cumberland County Regional Economic Development Association
Village of Pugwash
Cumberland Regional Library
Cumberland Health Authority

Video about living in Cumberland County


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