Covering an area of 55,284 sq. km, Nova Scotia is located in the Canadian Maritimes region, in the eastern part of Canada.
The numerous hills and low mountain ranges of the province are all located within the Appalachian Mountains. As observed on the map, the rugged and indented coastline of the province consists of many bays, coves, and small inlets. The numerous broad sandy beaches of the province are sometimes fronted by the saltwater marshes.
The Strait of Canso separates the mountainous Cape Breton Island from the Nova Scotia mainland. The Cape Breton Island is dominated by the Cape Breton Highlands in the north and by the Bras d’Or which is considered as one of the largest saltwater lakes on Earth. Margaree and Mira are two large rivers on Cape Breton Island in addition to the numerous small streams that drain into the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of St. Lawrence, and Bras d’Or Lake. Lake Ainslie is the island’s largest freshwater lake. Located in the northern highlands of Cape Breton Island is White Hill, which rises to an elevation of 532m and is the highest point in the Nova Scotia Province.
Some of the significant rivers on the Nova Scotia mainland include Avon, Jordon, Clyde, Philip, Liscomb, Mersey, Roseway, Salmon, St. Marys, etc. Lake Rossignol is the largest freshwater lake on the mainland. The lowest point in the province is the Atlantic Ocean (0m).
The Canadian Province of Nova Scotia is administratively divided into a total of 50 municipalities. Of these 50 municipalities, there are 3 regional municipalities, 26 towns, 9 county municipalities, and 12 district municipalities.
Nova Scotia also has 18 counties that had appointed court systems for local governance administration prior to 1879. Today, these historical counties are used by Statistics Canada as census divisions but they no longer serve as administrative units.
With an area of 55,284 sq. km, Nova Scotia is the 2nd smallest and the 2nd most densely populated Canadian Province. Located along the Halifax Harbor on the Atlantic coast of the province is Halifax (officially, the Halifax Regional Municipality), - the provincial capital and the largest city of Nova Scotia. After the city of Vancouver, Halifax is the 2nd largest coastal city in Canada. Halifax serves as a major economic center in Atlantic Canada. It also serves as the cultural, financial, and economic center for the Canadian Maritime Region.
The Province of Nova Scotia is located in the Canadian Maritimes region, in the eastern part of Canada, in the continent of North America. The mainland of Nova Scotia is connected by the Isthmus of Chignecto to the rest of the North American continent. The province’s only land border with the Canadian province of New Brunswick is situated on the Isthmus of Chignecto. The Nova Scotia province is bounded by the Bay of Fundy in the west and by the Atlantic Ocean in the south and east. It is separated from Prince Edward Island in the north by the Northumberland Strait and Newfoundland Island in the northeast by the Cabot Strait.
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This page was last updated on May 11, 2021