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      Nova Scotia Province Information
Nova Scotia is a Canadian province which is located on Canada's southeastern coast and its capital is Halifax a major economic centre and is the second-smallest province in area in Canada. Its total area is of 55,284 sq kilometers. Nova Scotia population is 940,397 in 2009. The province's mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. Nova Scotia lies in the mid-temperate zone. This province is surrounded by three major bodies of water, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the north, the Bay of Fundy to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east.

      Nova Scotia Province Recreation, Culture and Attractions
By referring the 'founding cultures', Nova Scotia's music and culture is influenced by several well-established cultural groups. According to the history of Nova Scotia, the first European settlers are the French. In 1620, it was colonized by Scottish settlers. Until the mid 18th century, it was colonized by the French after removing the Scottish settlers in 1624. At the end of American Revolutionary war, some of the African Nova Scotian community and Loyalist blacks and their families are fought for the exchange of land. Nova Scotia has long been a centre for artistic and cultural excellence. Halifax has emerged as the leading cultural centre in the Atlantic region. The province is home to avant-garde visual art, traditional crafting, writing, publishing and film industry.

      Nova Scotia Province Demographics
Nova Scotia total population - 940,397
Nova Scotia male population - 455,500
Nova Scotia female population - 482,700
Nova Scotia Scottish population - 29.3%
Nova Scotia English population - 28.1%
Nova Scotia Irish population - 19.9%
Nova Scotia French population - 16.7%
Nova Scotia German population - 10.0%
Nova Scotia Dutch population - 3.9%
Nova Scotia First Nations population - 3.2%
Nova Scotia Welsh population - 1.4%
Nova Scotia Italian population - 1.3%
Nova Scotia Acadian population - 1.2%
Nova Scotia European descent population - 96.8%
Nova Scotia Canadian population - 47.4%

      Nova Scotia school information
As defined by the act of Education, the Education Minister is responsible for the administration and delivery of education. The powers of the Minister and the Department of Education are defined by the Ministerial regulations and constrained by the Governor-In-Council regulations. The province has more than 450 public schools for children and the public system offers primary to grade 12 and 13 campuses around the province under the community college system which focus on training and education. According to its community college system the province has 11 universities, including Dalhousie University, University of King's College, Saint Mary's University (Halifax), Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD University, Acadia University, Université Sainte-Anne, Saint Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Cape Breton University, and the Atlantic School of Theology. There are also more than 90 registered private commercial colleges in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Symbols

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Nova Scotia Flower
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Red Spruce

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Duck Tolling Retriever
Nova Scotia Motto
One defends and the other conquers

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Nova Scotia Song
Farewell to Nova Scotia

      Nova Scotia Province History
Nova Scotia is a Canadian province located on Canada's Maritimes. At the starting it is a part of New England and became self-governing in 1848 and joined the Canadian Confederation in 1867. Archaic Indians are believed to have been present in the area between 1,000 and 5,000 years ago. Mi'kmaq is the First Nations of the province and region. John Cabot visited Cape Breton Island in 1497. The first European settlement in the area was established in 1604. The first documented Scottish settlement in the Americas was of Nova Scotia in 1621. On 29 September 1621, the charter for the foundation of a colony was granted by King James to William Alexander. In 1622, the first settlers left Scotland. This settlement initially failed and in 1624, James VI created a new order of Baronets. In 1627 more settlers are available to go to Nova Scotia, at this time war broke between England and France and the French re-established the settlement at Port Royal. In 1629, the first Scottish settlement at Port Royal was inhabited.

      Nova Scotia Province Tourist Information
Nova Scotia's tourism industry will get a financial boost to support its competitiveness in a challenging global marketplace. The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage is making the investment in partnership with the Department of Economic Development from the Community Development Trust Fund. Cost-shared funding will be used to help tourism operators and organizations. The province focuses most of its marketing on potential visitors in specific geographic areas. Changing consumer preferences are creating opportunities in niche markets. In recent years, the department has been increasing its focus on niche markets while still targeting key geographic markets including cities in Europe, the United States and Canada with direct air access to Nova Scotia. The priorities of the trust fund are to enhance sustainable prosperity, diversify economic and trade opportunities, improve productivity, innovation and training, assist communities with transition planning and help workers facing adjustment challenges.

      Nova Scotia Province Transportation
Transport or transportation is the movement of people and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations. Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary for transport, and may be roads, railways, airways, waterways, canals and pipelines, and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations, warehouses, trucking terminals, refueling depots, and seaports. Terminals may be used both for interchange of passengers and cargo and for maintenance.

      Nova Scotia Taxes
Nova Scotia Province Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate -10% Highest flat rate - 17.50%
Nova Scotia Province Sales Tax Rate on Food 4.0%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Nova Scotia Province Total Tax on Gasoline 15.5 cents per litre, on Diesel Fuel 15.4 cents per litre
Nova Scotia Province Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 21.52 cents per cigarette
Nova Scotia Province Sales Tax Rates 13% for purchases made on or after January 1, 2008
Nova Scotia Province Propane 7.0 cents per litre
Nova Scotia Province Marine Fuel 1.1 cents per litre
Nova Scotia Province Aviation Fuel 2.5 cents per litre
Nova Scotia Province Fine Cut Tobacco - 20.00 cents per gram
Nova Scotia Province Pre-proportioned Tobacco Sticks - 21.52 cents per stick
Nova Scotia Province Tobacco in any other form - 12.52 cents per gram
Nova Scotia Province Cigars - 56 % of retail selling price

      Nova Scotia Universities
Acadia University, Wolfville - 3,621 Students
Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax - 125 Students
Cape Breton University, Sydney - 3,107 Students
Dalhousie University, Halifax - 15,970 Students
University of King's College, Halifax - 1,169 Students
Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax - 3,963 Students
Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Bible Hill - 904 Students
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax - 1,027 Students
Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish - 4,875 Students
Saint Mary's University, Halifax - 7,281 Students
Université Sainte-Anne, Church Point - 586 Students

      Nova Scotia Province Religions
Nova Scotia Roman Catholic Population is 37.2%
Nova Scotia United Church of Canada Population is 17.2%
Nova Scotia Anglican Population is 14.4%
Nova Scotia Baptist Population is 11.1%
Nova Scotia Presbyterian Population is 3.5%
Nova Scotia Protestant Population is 2.0%
Nova Scotia Lutheran Population is 1.3%
Nova Scotia Christian Population is 0.6%
Nova Scotia Pentecostal Population is 1.2%
Nova Scotia Jehovah's Witnesses Population is 0.6%
Nova Scotia Salvation Army population is 0.6%
Nova Scotia Muslim Army Population is 0.2%
Nova Scotia Mormon Population is 0.3%
Nova Scotia Wesleyan Population is 0.2%
Nova Scotia Jewish Population is 0.2%
Nova Scotia Greek Orthodox Population is 0.2%
Nova Scotia Greek Buddhist Population is 0.2%
Nova Scotia Seventh-day Adventist Population is 0.2%
Nova Scotia no religion Population is 7.5%

      Nova Scotia Counties
Halifax County, Nova Scotia - Population - 372,858
Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia - Population - 105,928
Kings County, Nova Scotia - Population - 60,035
Colchester County, Nova Scotia - Population - 50,023
Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia - Population - 47,150
Pictou County, Nova Scotia - Population - 46,513
Hants County, Nova Scotia - Population - 41,182
Cumberland County, Nova Scotia - Population - 32,046
Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia - Population - 26,277
Annapolis County, Nova Scotia - Population - 21,438

      Nova Scotia Province Government
The government of Nova Scotia is a parliamentary democracy. The House of Nova Scotia assembly consists of 52 members. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of Nova Scotia's Executive Council serves the cabinet of the provincial government. The government is headed by the Premier, Darrell Dexter, who took office June 19, 2009. Halifax is home to the House of Assembly and Government House, the residence of the Lieutenant-Governor. The revenue for the province comes mainly from the taxation of personal and corporate income, taxes on tobacco and alcohol, oil and gas. The province participates in the HST, and sales tax collected by the federal government using the GST tax system. Nova Scotia's politics are divided on regional lines. Halifax, the provincial capital, is now part of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Dartmouth, formerly and the province's second largest city. The former cities of Sydney and Glace Bay are now part of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

      Nova Scotia National Parks
Amherst Shore: open from June 18 to Sept. 11, 2010 - non-refundable fee of $9.00 for each reservation - non-refundable $7.00 charge for each change or cancellation. Annapolis Basin Look Off: Shore Rd, Bay View. Anthony: A picnic park at the edge of the Bay of Fundy - Hwy # 215, Lower Selma. Arisaig: Northumberland Shore - A small picnic park- known for its fascinating geology - Located near the community of Arisaig, 27 km (17 miles) north of Antigonish and 57 km (36 miles) northeast of New Glasgow on Route 245 - Hwy #245 #5704. Balmoral Mills: Peter Macdonald Road, Balmoral. Barachois: this picnic park is situated on a knoll with a lovely view of Bras d' Or Lake - Located 12 km (8 mi) south of Highway 125 - Route 223, Barachois. Blue Sea Beach: Small picnic and swimming park. Camerons Brook: A small picnic park - 40 km north of Liverpool - Hwy # 8, South Brookfield. Green Hill : Northumberland Shore - A picnic park with a magnificent view - Highway 104, 9 km (6 mi) east of West River - Dan Fraser Road, Green Hill. Lochiel Lake: A quiet picnic park with tables under trees by an open field - #7 Hwy, Lochiel Lake.

      Nova Scotia Economy
Nova Scotia has resource-based economy; historically it was determined by the ready availability of natural resources, particularly the fish stocks off the Scotian Shelf. The fishery was major economic sector since its growth as part of the economy of New France in the 17th century. Mining is also a major part of the Nova Scotia's economy coal was mined primarily in the Sydney-Glace Bay area of Cape Breton Island, but the excavations closed in 2001 and Gypsum, barite, and salt are mined. Manufacturing is also a major sector of Nova Scotia's economy furthermore to the iron and steel produced at Sydney, the province's manufactures include managed food, automobiles, tires, sugar, and erection materials. Nova Scotia has attracting major companies from all over the world that will help fuel the economy and offer jobs. There are many motivation programs, including tax refunds and credits that work to embolden small business growth in Nova Scotia. User Nova Scotia Comments

9/7/2012 jamieWrite Comment
most of the information that appears on the Canada information page was compiled during 2011. additional information on Canada was added in 2012. however, all sources were not current.
7/29/2011 Dave C.Write Comment
Information accuracy
How current is this information?. I would really like to know. Thank you
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