Learn about Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. It is the second-smallest of Canada’s ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometers, including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands. It is Canada’s second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Nova Scotia has always relied on the ocean and the prolific Bay of Fundy to provide jobs in the fishing industry. Things are changing though with dwindling fish in the sea though and other industries are growing, such as the Ocean Technology Industry with over 300 companies doing oceans-sector business in Nova Scotia.
The province’s defense and the aerospace sector generates approximately $500 million in revenues and contributes about $1.5 billion to the provincial economy each year. Mining, especially of gypsum and salt and to lesser extent silica, peat, and barite, is also a significant sector. Offshore oil and gas have become an important part of the economy, although production and revenue are also now declining. Agriculture remains an important sector in the province, particularly in the Annapolis Valley. Tourism also helps boost the economy in the warmer months. Two hundred thousand cruise shippassengers from around the world flow through the Port of Halifax. In the province’s biggest city, Halifax’s diverse economy includes the IT, Gaming & Digital Media sector, Financial Services, and real estate firms.
- Population: 979,449
- Area: 55,284 km²
- Capital: Halifax
- Colleges and universities: Dalhousie University · St. Francis Xavier University · Cape Breton University · Acadia University · NSCAD · University of King’s College
Watch a video entitled Nova Scotia Road Trip Guide, or another called Nova Scotia – Canada’s Ocean Playground. For a bird’s eye view of the fall colours, click here to view Unilad’s video.
Here are some interesting links for you to learn more about this Maritime province:
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