Capital City: Fredericton
New Brunswick is a seaside province in eastern Canada with a diverse and fascinating cultural heritage. It borders Nova Scotia, Québec and the American state of Maine. Almost rectangular in shape, it extends about 322 kilometres from north to south, and 242 kilometres from east to west.
The province of New Brunswick is bordered mostly by water on three sides, including the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Northumberland Strait, and the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy, located on the eastern end of the province, has a tidal range of up to 54 feet, the largest in the world.
The population of New Brunswick is approximately 730,000, 33 per cent of whom are French-speaking. This is due largely to the strong Acadian community living in New Brunswick. Acadia was originally a French colony dating back to the 1500s.