Nova Scotia has an area of 55,283 sq km. Its population is approximately 934,400; its capital, Halifax.
Nova Scotia, in Canada, is the second largest province of the country. The mainland of the province, Nova Scotia peninsula, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. The nearby Cape Breton Island, lying in the north-east of the mainland, is part of the province. The shipwreck-prone Sable Island also comes under the province of Nova Scotia. In spite of its location adjacent to the sea, Nova Scotia experiences a continental climate rather than a maritime climate.
The economy of the province has only recently started diversifying from fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture, to industries such as tourism, technology, music and film production.
Very nice place it and a great history's early as the 1720s the French inhabited the area to supply Fortress of Louisbourg with coal. They named the location baie de Glace (literally, Ice Bay) because of the sea ice which filled the ocean each winter. In 1748, after the capture of Fortress Louisbourg, the British constructed Fort William at Table Head in order to protect a mine that produced coal to supply the Louisbourg garrison. The fort itself was a blockhouse, brought from Boston, with a palisade. When Cape Breton Island was returned to French control, Fort William continued in service until 1752 when it was destroyed by fire. More permanent settlement of Glace Bay probably can be dated from 1818 when Walter Blackett obtained a grant of land on the south side of the Bay. Coal mining...
If you constantly want to be by the Sea this is the place to be. Peggy's Cove, Lawence Town Beach, Clam Harber and that geeral area. Luninburg Hubberts, Queens Land. Be sure and visit down town around the Ferrie Docks, lots to see and great eating experiences. Public Gardens was one of my absolute favorite places as well as Point Pleasent Park growing up didn't cost you a dime but these two places you could go to every day and never tire. Have been away from Halifax for 41 years now and do not for all sorts of reason get back often enough. Miss this area and my extended family a lot. There's no place like HOME.