Where is Halifax, NS?

map showing the location of Halifax
Location of Halifax on a map.

Halifax is a city found in Nova Scotia, Canada. It is located 44.65 latitude and -63.57 longitude and it is situated at elevation 23 meters above sea level.

Halifax has a population of 359,111 making it the biggest city in Nova Scotia. It operates on the ADT time zone.

Quick facts

Country Canada
Province Nova Scotia
Population 359,111
Elevation 23 m over sea level
Time Zone ADT
Longitude -63.572390
Latitude 44.645330
Area 5,490 Km2 (2,120 mi2)
Airport Shearwater Airport


Halifax Regional Municipality, (commonly referred to as Halifax or HRM), is the capital city of Nova Scotia, and a major economic center in eastern Canada. Its harbor is one of the world's best, deepest and safest and serves as a major transportation hub forAtlantic Canada and the Eastern Seaboard.

A visit to Halifax and its surrounding Nova Scotiaareas include spectacular scenery with beautiful gardens, rugged shorelines and sandy beaches. For nature lovers, hiking, camping and birdwatching are favorite activities.

Not to be missed are the historic heritage sites, galleries and shops, museums and many parks, thus its nickname the City of TreesĀ.

Halifax is well known as an entertainment capital and home to vibrant nightlife.

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.