Nova Scotia


Written By: Ehsan Jahandarpour

Nova Scotia (Latin for “New Scotland”, pronounced in English as ; ) is one of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and constitutes one of the four Atlantic Canada provinces. Located almost exactly halfway between the Equator and the North Pole (44º 39′ N Latitude), its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada, with an area of , including Cape Breton Island and another 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2011, the population was 921,727, making Nova Scotia the second-most-densely populated province in Canada.