Nova Scotia is one of eastern Canada’s Maritime provinces on the Atlantic. “Nova Scotia” means “New Scotland” in Latin and is the recognized English-language name for the province.
Facts and Figures:
|Area Covered||52,942.27 km2|
|Latlong Coordinates||44.6820° N, 63.7443° W|
|Capital||Halifax Regional Municipality|
|Nearby Cities/States||Antigonish, Shelburne, Wolfville, Yarmouth, Annapolis Royal, Digby, Mahone Bay, Parrsboro, Cheticamp, Chester, etc.|
|Popular Places||Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Citadel Hill, Kejimkujik National Park, Halifax Harbour, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Annapolis Valley, Pier 21, Peggys Point Lighthouse, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Public Gardens, etc.|
|Economy||The province is known as resource – based economy. Today, around 40% of Canada’s military assets are found in Nova Scotia.
Tourism industry includes more than 6,500 direct businesses, supporting nearly 40,000 jobs. The industry contributes approximately $1.3 billion annually to the economy.
The province also boasts a rapidly developing Information & Communication Technology sector. It is also known as the world’s largest exporter of Christmas trees, lobster, gypsum, and wild berries.