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New Brunswick Facts


Alma Beach, Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Fundy National Park, New Brunswick

Courtesy Province of New Brunswick

Updated: 2/8/12

About the Province of New Brunswick:

One of the original provinces of Canada, New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada. This eastern seaside province is the largest of the three Canadian Maritime provinces and has eight major cities, including Fredericton, its capital.

Location of New Brunswick:

  • The province of New Brunswick is located between the state of Maine on the west and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Northumberland Strait and Nova Scotia on the east, and between Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and Chaleur Bay on the north and Chignecto Bay, the Isthmus of Chignecto which connects New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, and the Bay of Fundy on the south.

  • see maps of New Brunswick

Area of New Brunswick:

72,908 sq. km (28,149.9 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)

Population of New Brunswick:

751,171 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Capital City of New Brunswick:

Date New Brunswick Entered Confederation:

July 1, 1867

Government of New Brunswick:

Progressive Conservative

Last New Brunswick Provincial Election:

September 27, 2010

Premier of New Brunswick:

Premier David Alward

Main New Brunswick Industries:

Manufacturing, forestry, mining, agriculture and fisheries, tourism

See Also:
Canadian Provinces and Territories - Key Facts

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