Portal:Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia /ˌnvə ˈskʃə/ (Latin for New Scotland; French: Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is a Canadian province located on Canada's southeastern coast. It is the most populous province in Atlantic Canada. Its capital, Halifax, is the major economic centre of the region. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi).

Nova Scotia's economy is traditionally largely resource-based, but has diversified since the middle of the 20th century. Industries such as fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture remain very important and have been joined by tourism, technology, film, music, and finance.

According to the 2001 Canadian census the largest ethnic group in Nova Scotia is Scottish (29.3%), followed by English (28.1%), Irish (19.9%), French (16.7%), German (10.0%), Dutch (3.9%), First Nations (3.2%), Welsh (1.4%), Italian (1.3%), and Acadian (1.2%). Peoples of European descent thus make up approximately 96.8% of the total population. Almost half of all respondents (47.4%) identified their ethnicity as "Canadian".

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Citadel Hill (Fort George) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada was established during Father Le Loutre's War. During the war, the soldiers on Citadel Hill were in a constant state of alert. The Mi'kmaq and Acadians raided the capital region (Halifax and Dartmouth) 12 times. The worst of these raids was the Dartmouth Massacre (1751).

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Halifax Regional Municipality is located on the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The Halifax urban area is a major economic centre in eastern Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defense, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of HRM.

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  • .....that Fortress of Louisbourg (Cape Breton Island) is the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in North America.

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Mona Louise Parsons (1901-1976) was born in Middleton, Nova Scotia and became an early member of the Dutch resistance network in Holland during the Nazi-occupation. She became the only Canadian female civilian to be imprisoned by the Nazis, and one of the first—and few—women to be tried by a Nazi military tribunal in Holland.

She received a commendation for her bravery in helping Allied airmen evade capture from both Air Chief Marshall Lord Arthur Tedder of the Royal Air Force on behalf of the British people, and from General Dwight Eisenhower, expressing the gratitude of the American people.[1]


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University of King's College in Halifax Nova Scotia in Autumn with Castine Way in the foreground;


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  1. ^ "Mona Parsons". Monaparsons.ca. 1941-12-22. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
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