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Amherst, Nova Scotia
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>.
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.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amherst:
Websites for Amherst ...
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 ...
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
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This page was last modified: 18 Feb 2019