Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province of the four in Atlantic Canada. Located almost exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole (44 39' N Longitude), its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and some 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2011, the population was 921,727, making Nova Scotia the second-most-densely populated province in Canada. The name of the province is Latin for 'New Scotland,' but 'Nova Scotia' is the recognized, English-language name of the province. In French, it is called 'Nouvelle-Ecosse', which is a literal translation from Latin to French. The province was named by Sir William Alexander in 1632. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-smallest province in area after Prince Edward Island.

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