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Welcome to Amherst ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Amherst had a population of 9,505 people.<1>

The town of Amherst is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Amherst lies in the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: AST- Heure Normale de l'Atlantique (HNA), ADT- Heure Avancée de l'Atlantique (HAA).

Amherst is located in the (902) area code.

The Canadian Postal Code for Amherst: B4H<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Amherst had a population of 9,505 people.

The population of Amherst represents 1.04% of the total population of Nova Scotia (which had 913,462 people at that time), making it Novia Scotia's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 9,505 people, the population of Amherst has remained roughly the same as the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 9,470 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amherst.

Communities near Amherst ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2006
Population
DirDistance
Aulac (NB)   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Dorchester (NB)   [Map]   1,119   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Port Elgin (NB)   [Map]   451   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Sackville Parish (NB)   [Map]   1,174   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Sackville (NB)   [Map]   5,411   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Amherst Point   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Amherst.

Communities Also Named Amherst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Amherst - they are located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas (2), Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amherst.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherst. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amherst:

Websites for Amherst ...

Official Website:   www.town.amherst.ns.ca/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.amherstchamberofcommerce.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amherst ...

Looking for more information about Amherst? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amherst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Amherst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Amherst: www.town.amherst.ns.ca/

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Amherst were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherst - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Amherst, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Amherst). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Amherst or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amherst) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherst. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amherst

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8316, Longitude: -64.2092     [Map].

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