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For the headland, see Cape Canso.Canso is a Canadian community in Guysborough County, on the north-eastern tip of mainland Nova Scotia, next to Chedabucto Bay. In January 2012, it ceased to be a separate town and as of July 2012 was amalgamated into The Municipality of the District of GuysboroughThe area was established in 1604, along with Port Royal, Nova Scotia. The British construction of a fort in the village (1720), was instrumental in contributing to Dummer's War (1722–1725). The town is of national historic importance because it was one of only two British settlements in Nova Scotia prior to the establishment of Halifax (1749). Canso played a key role in the defeat of Louisbourg. Today, the town attracts people internationally for the annual Stan Rogers Folk Festival.GeographyThe community is located on the southern shore of Chedabucto Bay. The southern limit of the bay is at Cape Canso, a headland approximately 3km southeast of the community.Canso is the southeastern terminus of Trunk 16, an important secondary highway in Antigonish and Guysborough counties.
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