About the Province of Nova Scotia
A founding province of Canada, Nova Scotia is nearly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, and is known for its high tides, lobster, fish, blueberries and apples.
Location of Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia lies on the east coast of Canada
- Nova Scotia is made up of a mainland peninsula and Cape Breton Island, across the Canso Strait.
- The province of Nova Scotia has the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Northumberland Strait on the north, and the Atlantic Ocean on the south and east. It is connected to the province of New Brunswick on the west by the Chignecto Isthmus.
- See map of Nova Scotia
Area of Nova Scotia
55,284 sq. km (21,345.3 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
Population of Nova Scotia
921,727 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
Capital City of Nova Scotia
Date Nova Scotia Entered Confederation
July 1, 1867
Government of Nova Scotia
Last Nova Scotia Provincial Election
October 8, 2013
Premier of Nova Scotia
Main Nova Scotia Industries
Manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, mining, forestry, transportation, energy
- Nova Scotia Thanks Boston With a Christmas Tree
- Halifax Explosion in 1917
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