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Facts on Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a founding province of Canada. It is located in eastern Canada, comprising a mainland peninsula and the adjacent Cape Breton Island, nearly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its high tides, lobster, fish, blueberries and apples.

Date Nova Scotia Entered the Confederation

July 1, 1867
 

Area of Nova Scotia

55,284 sq. km (21,345.3 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
 

Topography

4 distinct geographical regions:
rugged Atlantic coastline
orchards & vineyards (Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley
Northumberland Shore
Highlands (rolling hills) of Cape Breton
 

Capital City of Nova Scotia

Halifax, Nova Scotia
 

Population of Nova Scotia

921,727 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
 

Residents known as

Nova Scotians
Haligonians (for the people who actually are from or
live in Halifax, NS)
 

Aboriginal peoples in Nova Scotia

13 First Nation communities primarily made of Mi'kmaw people
 

Main Nova Scotia Industries

Manufacturing, agriculture, fisheries, mining, forestry, transportation, energy
 

Time Zone

Atlantic Time Zone, observes daylight savings time
 

Climate

The gulf stream is responsible for the "mild maritime" temperatures. See Nova Scotia Weather Network

Statutory Holidays

Natal Day - first Monday in August (not a stat
holiday, but a common day off)
 

Blogs

Nova Scotia Blogs
 

Professional Sports Teams

Basketball: Halifax Wind Jammers
 

Just some facts - For you information (FYI)

  • There are 59 automated lighthouses in Nova Scotia
  • The Bay of Fundy's tides are the highest in the world
  • Cape Breton - Where you can still find the ancient
    Galic language spoken
  • Nova Scotia's culture is a mix of Acadian, Mi'kmaq, Scottish and African Nova Scotian foundations
  • There are 2 national parks - Cape Breton Highlands and Kejimkujik
  • There are 18 counties in Nova Scotia: Shelburne, Yarmouth, Kings, Annapolis, Hants, Digby, Queens, Halifax, Lunenbourg, Guysborough, Antigonish, Pictou, Cumberland, Colchester, Cape Breton, Richmond, Inverness and Victoria
     

References:

About.com - Canada Online
http://canadaonline.about.com/

Amazing Homes & Properties
http://www.amazinghomesandproperties.com/

Statutory Holidays in Canada
http://www.statutoryholidays.com/

Canada Cool
http://www.canadacool.com/COOLFACTS/NovaScotia.html

Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

map of Nova Scotia

credit: The Atlas of Canada (Natural Resources Canada)

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