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This is primarily a rural riding, well known for its apple orchards and fertile land. The northern boundary is Cobequid Bay, Minas Basin and Minas Channel. It contains Hants County and part of Kings County. The largest town is Kentville, but other centres include East and West Hants, New Minas, Windsor and Wolfville, home of Acadia University. The Indian Brook, Cambridge, Shubenacadie and Horton reserves are also in the riding. |
Retail trade is a large part of the economy, followed by services and manufacturing.
More than 95 per cent of the population cited English as their mother tongue. The total immigrant population is just more than four per cent. The average family income is $50,374 and unemployment is 9.1 per cent.
In 2004, 80 per cent of Kings-Hants was kept and the western part of the riding moved to West Nova. The riding was established in 1933 as Digby-Annapolis-Kings. In 1966, Annapolis Valley replaced Digby-Annapolis-Kings. In the 1976 redistribution, Annapolis Valley-Hants was created from 83 per cent of Annapolis Valley and 17 per cent of Halifax-East Hants. There was no change in the 1986 redistribution but in 1996 the name was changed to Kings-Hants.