Nova Scotia

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  • Nova Scotia (NS) is on Canada's east coast.
  • Along with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, it belongs to a region known as The Maritimes or the Maritime Provinces.
  • The Maritime Provinces, along with Newfoundland & Labrador, are called Atlantic Canada.
  • Being on the east coast of Canada, Nova Scotia is closer to the UK than many other provinces are.
  • As the name suggests, Nova Scotia has a strong Scots heritage. There are many Macs in the phone book, for example.
  • It gets neither as cold nor as hot as the rest of Canada, though it does get snow.
  • It's about the size and ruggedness of Ireland, and home to a million people.
  • The main city is Halifax (population 360,000). Several studies have rated Halifax's quality of life second best amongst Canada's cities.
  • The economy is somewhat agrarian.
  • Along with the other Atlantic provinces, Nova Scotia is exceptionally friendly.
  • Housing is much cheaper than it is in many other parts of Canada.


  • Nova Scotia generally is divided into the following areas:
    • Annapolis Valley
      • Annapolis County
      • Kings County
    • Cape Breton
      • Cape Breton County
      • Inverness County
      • Richmond County
      • Victoria County
    • Central and North (also called the "North Shore")
      • Colchester County
      • Cumberland County
      • Hants County
    • Eastern
      • Antigonish County
      • Guysborough County
      • Pictou County
    • Halifax Region
      • Halifax County
    • South Shore
      • Lunenburg County
      • Queens County
    • Southwest
      • Digby County
      • Shelburne County
      • Yarmouth County