Place:Pugwash, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada

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NamePugwash
TypeCommunity
Coordinates45.85°N 63.667°W
Located inCumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Pugwash (2006 population: 784) is a Canadian village in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia.

The village is home to fishing, salt mining, and small-scale manufacturing and is situated on the Northumberland Strait at the mouth of the Pugwash River.

Pugwash takes its name from the native Mi'kmaq word, "Pagweak," meaning "Shallow Water", in reference to the Pugwash River.

Pugwash sits atop a salt deposit measuring 457.2 m thick and is home to the largest underground salt mine in Atlantic Canada, with shipments from its port, as well as by rail from a facility at Oxford Junction.

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