Covering an area of about 72,908 sq. km, New Brunswick is located in the Canadian Maritimes region, in the eastern part of Canada.
New Brunswick is a roughly rectangular-shaped Canadian province. As observed on the map, the Appalachian Mountain ranges stretch across major portions in the north-central part of the province. Mount Carleton – which rises to an elevation of 817m is the highest point in New Brunswick as well as in all the Maritime Provinces of Canada.
From the rolling hills of Miramichi River valley situated in the central part of the province, the land slopes south to the Bay of Fundy, where the Caledonian Highlands and St. Croix Highlands extend along the coast. The undulating landscape of the lowlands front the Northumberland Strait and extends southeast to the Land’s End.
The western and southern parts of the province are drained by the Saint John River and its numerous tributaries. Some other rivers of the province include St. Croix, Restigouche, Miramichi, Petitcodiac, Kennebecasis, Napisiguit, and Canaan rivers.
Grand Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the New Brunswick province. The Chipnuneticook Lakes include many smaller lakes that are located along the province’s International boundary with the US State of Maine.
Some major islands of the province include the Campobello and Grand Manan Islands of the Fundy Isles group, and the Lameque and Miscou Islands that are located in the extreme northeastern part of the province. The Bay of Fundy (0m) forms the lowest point of the New Brunswick province.
The Canadian Province of New Brunswick is administratively divided into a total of 236 Local Service Districts (LSD), 104 municipalities, and 12 Regional Service Commissions. Of these 104 municipalities in New Brunswick, there are 8 cities, 61 villages, 26 towns, 8 rural communities, and 1 regional municipality.
Historically, New Brunswick was divided into counties and parishes. However, these administrative divisions were abolished in 1966. Today, they continue to be used by Statistics Canada as an organizational unit and also serve as a sense of identity for many residents of the province.
With an area of 72,908 sq. km, New Brunswick is the 3rd smallest and the 8th most populous Canadian province. Located along the Saint John River in the west-central part of the province is Fredericton – the provincial capital and the 3rd largest city of New Brunswick. It serves as the administrative, cultural, educational, and commercial center of the province of New Brunswick. Situated in the valley of the Petitcodiac River, at the geographic center of Canada’s Maritime provinces is Moncton – the largest and the most populous city of New Brunswick. It serves as a major transportation hub and has been nicknamed “Hub City”.
The Province of New Brunswick is located in the Canadian Maritimes region, in the eastern part of Canada, in the continent of North America. It is bordered by the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia in the east, by Quebec in the north; and by the US State of Maine in the west. The province is also bounded by the Bay of Fundy in the south, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, and the Northumberland Strait in the east. The southeastern edge of the New Brunswick province is connected by the Chignecto Isthmus to the province of Nova Scotia.
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This page was last updated on May 11, 2021