Pictou

Description

Pictou ( PIK-toh; Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phiogto) is a town in Pictou County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Located on the north shore of Pictou Harbour, the town is approximately 10 km (6 miles) north of the larger town of New Glasgow.
Once an active shipping port and the shire town of the county, today Pictou is primarily a local service centre for surrounding rural communities and the primary tourist destination in this region of Nova Scotia.
The name Pictou derives from the Mi'kmaq name Piktuk, meaning "explosive place", a reference to the river of pitch that was found in the area, or perhaps from methane bubbling up from coal seams below the harbour.

Reference

Wikipedia, Blueballoon

Author

Updated :

0

0

Weather & location

overcast clouds

11.9 °C

4.01 meter/sec, 224°

78%

overcast clouds

11.84 °C

4.08 meter/sec, 234°

76%

overcast clouds

14.95 °C

4.02 meter/sec, 266°

64%

overcast clouds

15.95 °C

4.61 meter/sec, 303°

63%

overcast clouds

14.53 °C

3.02 meter/sec, 316°

73%

Powered by Open Weather Map

www.openweathermap.org

reviews