municipality of the county of kings

Land of orchards, vineyards and tides.

Excellence in all things agriculture

The Municipality of the County of Kings, situated on Nova Scotia’s northwestern shore bounded by the Bay of Fundy and Minas Basin, has long been an important agricultural and food-producing region. Communities throughout the county have grown into financial, commercial, educational and institutional centres, creating an urban/rural vibrancy.


The Municipality of the County of Kings is centrally located in the Annapolis Valley and the third largest municipality in Nova Scotia. It is served by the Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the Halifax Port.

CFB Greenwood

The County is home to CFB Greenwood, the largest air base east of Ontario. The airforce base employs around 1,600 people and hosts an annual air show that attracts thousands.

World Heritage Site

Home to Landscape of Grand Pré, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, globally recognizes the area as having Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) for humanity.

Major Employers

  • CFB Greenwood
  • Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre
  • Michelin Tire
  • PepsiCo
  • Valley Regional Hospital


Population – 62,914
Labour Force – 29,560

Wineries & Micro-breweries

The County is home to a robust wine, brewing and distilling Industry. Micro-breweries are also becoming popular in the area, and you won’t want to miss experiencing their Annapolis Valley flair. The wineries garnered international acclaim for their efforts and genuine passion.

Major Industries

  • Agriculture
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Administration
  • Retail Trade
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