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Facts About New Glasgow
New Glasgow is a town in Pictou County, in the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.
New Glasgow is situated on the banks of the East River of Pictou, which flows into Pictou Harbour, a sub-basin of the Northumberland Strait.
Scottish immigrants, including those on the ship Hector in 1773, settled the area of the East River of Pictou during the late 18th and early 19th centuries
The settlement was officially named “New Glasgow”, after Glasgow in Scotland, in 1809, the same year its first trading post was developed.
New Glasgow is divided by the East River, a tidal estuary with brackish water.
The Estimated Population of New Glasgow is 9,075.
The highest temperature ever recorded in New Glasgow was 36.0 °C on 10 August 2001. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −39.4 °C on 2 February 1961.
New Glasgow was incorporated as a town in 1875.
New Glasgow has a land area of 9.96 km2 (3.85 sq mi).
In 1946, New Glasgow was the setting for an important civil rights case when Viola Desmond challenged racial segregation of New Glasgow’s Roseland Theatre.