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:
New Democratic Party (NDP)
Last Nova Scotia Provincial Election:
June 9, 2009
Premier of Nova Scotia:
Main Nova Scotia Industries:
Manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, mining, forestry, transportation, energy