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Amherst
Town
Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia in the morning
Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia in the morning
Flag of Amherst
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Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
County Cumberland
Founded 1764
Incorporated December 18, 1889
Area (2016)
 • Land 12.07 km2 (4.66 sq mi)
 • Urban 12.38 km2 (4.78 sq mi)
Elevation 22.11 m (72.54 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Town 9,413
 • Density 779.7/km2 (2,019/sq mi)
 • Urban 9,550
 • Urban density 771.4/km2 (1,997.9/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-16 Decrease3.1%
 • Census Ranking 401 of 5,162
Demonym(s) Amherstonian
Time zone AST (UTC−4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC−3)
Postal code(s) B4H
Area code(s)
Access Routes
Hwy 104 (TCH)

Trunk 2
Trunk 6
Route 204
Dwellings 4,745
Median Income* $36,539 CDN
NTS Map 021H16
GNBC Code CAAOO
Website www.amherst.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Amherst is a Canadian town in northwestern Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

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