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Albert County, New Brunswick

 

Albert County, New Brunswick

Albert
County
Farm landscape near Alma
Farm landscape near Alma
Location within New Brunswick
Location within New Brunswick
Coordinates:
Country  Canada
Province  New Brunswick
Established 1845
Area[1]
 • Land 1,806.54 km2 (697.51 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 28,846
 • Density 16.0/km2 (41/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 4.7%
 • Dwellings 12,573
Time zone AST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
Area code(s) 506

Albert County (2011 population 28,846) is a county located in southeastern New Brunswick, Canada on Chignecto Bay in the Bay of Fundy. Prior to the abolition of county government in 1967, the county seat was Hopewell Cape. The county was established in 1845 from parts of Westmorland County and Saint John County, and named after Prince Albert.[2]

Contents

  • Census subdivision 1
    • Communities 1.1
    • Parishes 1.2
  • Demographics 2
    • Population 2.1
    • Language 2.2
  • Access Routes 3
  • Protected areas and attractions 4
  • Notable People 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Census subdivisions

Communities

There are four incorporated municipalities within Albert County (listed by 2011 population):[1]

Official Name Status Area km2 Population Parish
Riverview Town 33.88 19,128 Coverdale
Hillsborough Village 12.98 1,350 Hillsborough
Riverside-Albert Village 3.41 353 Harvey
Alma Village 47.64 232 Alma

Parishes

The county is subdivided into six parishes (listed by 2011 population):[1]

Official Name Area km2 Population Incorporated municipalities Unincorporated municipalities
Coverdale 236.15 4,401 Riverview (town) Colpitts Settlement / Five Points / Grub Road / Lower Coverdale / Lower Turtle Creek / Middlesex / Middle Coverdale / Nixon / Pine Glen / Price / Salisbury Back Road / Stoney Creek / Synton / Turtle Creek / Upper Coverdale
Hillsborough 303.73 1,395 Hillsborough (village) Albert Mines / Baltimore / Beech Hill / Berryton / Caledonia Mountain / Dawson Settlement / Edgetts Landing / Isaiah Corner / Osborne Corner / Rosevale / Salem / Shenstone / Steeves Mills / Steevescote / Weldon
Elgin 519.38 968 Church Hill / Churchs Corner / Elgin / Ferndale / Forest Hill / Goshen / Gowland Mountain / Harrison Settlement / Hillside / Little River / Mapleton / Meadow / Midland / Parkindale / Pleasant Vale / Prosser Brook / Ross Corner
Hopewell 149.32 643 Cape Station / Chemical Road / Chester / Curryville / Demoiselle Creek / Hopewell Cape / Hopewell Hill / Lower Cape / McGinleys Corner / Memel Settlement / Mountville / Shepody
Harvey 276.84 376 Riverside-Albert (village) Beaver Brook / Brookville / Cape Enrage / Derrys Corner / Germantown / Harvey / Harvey Bank / Little Ridge / Midway / New Horton / New Ireland / Upper New Horton / Waterside / West River
Alma 222.79 0 Alma (village) Mitchells Corner / Teahans Corner

Demographics

Population

Language

Canada Census Mother Tongue - Albert County, New Brunswick[5]
Census Total
English
French
English & French
Other
Year Responses Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop % Count Trend Pop %
2011
28,590
26,135 4.0% 91.41% 1,845 17.1% 6.45% 200 207.7% 0.70% 410 16.3% 1.43%
2006
27,260
25,130 2.0% 92.19% 1,575 9.4% 5.78% 65 43.5% 0.24% 490 78.2% 1.80%
2001
26,470
24,640 0.1% 93.09% 1,440 10.8% 5.44% 115 15.0% 0.43% 275 44.7% 1.04%
1996
26,255
24,665 n/a 93.94% 1,300 n/a 4.95% 100 n/a 0.38% 190 n/a 0.72%

Access Routes

Highways and numbered routes that run through the county, including external routes that start or finish at the county limits:[6]

Protected areas and attractions

Sunset over the Bay of Fundy near Waterside

Notable People

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e 2011 Statistics Canada Census Profile: Albert County, New Brunswick
  2. ^ Hamilton, William Baillie (1996). Place Names of Atlantic Canada.  
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  4. ^ "2001 Community Profiles".  
  5. ^ a b Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  6. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7

External links

  • Albert County Guide


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