What is Nova Scotia?

  • (noun): The Canadian province in the Maritimes consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island; French settlers who called the area Acadia were exiled to Louisiana by the British in the 1750s and their descendants are know as Cajuns.
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Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia (pronounced /ˌnoʊvə ˈskoʊʃə/; French: Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) 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 (44º 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.

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Edward Cornwallis - Military Career - Father Le Loutre's War
... As a result, during Cornwallis' three years in Nova Scotia, Acadians and Mi'kmaq people orchestrated attacks on the British at Chignecto, Grand Pre, Dartmouth, Canso, and Halifax ... he protected the first British settlers in Nova Scotia from being scalped by putting a bounty on the Mi'kmaq (1749) ... In Acadia and Nova Scotia, both the British and Wabanaki Confederacy engaged in frontier warfare or total war, that is, both sides of the conflict repeatedly killed combatants and non-combatants ...
Hawker Siddeley Canada - History
... for manufacturing railway transit cars, and DOSCO factory in Trenton, Nova Scotia for manufacturing railway freight cars (TrentonWorks), along with the Trenton Forge - the largest ... to close money-losing coal mines and steel mills, subsequently expropriated by the federal and Nova Scotia governments (see Cape Breton Development Corporation and Sydney Steel ... plant, which was later acquired by the Government of Nova Scotia and sold to Greenbrier ...
Halifax And Southwestern Railway - Predecessors
... the first railway to build on the South Shore of Nova Scotia as various charters for railway companies had preceded it ... The Nova Scotia Central Railway (NSCR) had opened its line between Middleton in the Annapolis Valley and Lunenburg, by way of Bridgewater, on December 23, 1889 ... In 1893, the Coast Railway Company of Nova Scotia was incorporated under a charter to build a narrow gauge line between Yarmouth and Lockeport, by way of Barrington and Shelburne ...
Nova Scotia - Education
... Nova Scotia has more than 450 public schools for children ... The Nova Scotia Community College system has 13 campuses around the province ... University, Acadia University, Université Sainte-Anne, Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Cape Breton University and the Atlantic School of Theology ...

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  • (noun): A peninsula in eastern Canada between the Bay of Fundy and the Saint Lawrence River.

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