Capital City: Halifax
International Post-Secondary Education in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia's 580-kilometre-long peninsula is surrounded by four bodies of water: the Atlantic Ocean, the Bay of Fundy, the Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Its geographic location and its large, ice-free deep-water harbours have been key factors in the province's economic development. The province thrives on its harmonious relationship with the sea - its endless coastlines are dotted with rustic fishing villages and lighthouses.
With an area of 55,491 square kilometres, Nova Scotia is larger than Denmark, although somewhat smaller than Scotland, after which it is named. Over 80 per cent of Nova Scotia's population of 936,000 traces their ancestry either wholly or partly to the British Isles, while those of French origin rank second. The largest concentration of population is found in the Halifax metropolitan area, which has a population of over 300,000.