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Nova Scotia

(Encyclopedia) Nova Scotia nō´və skō´shə [key] [Lat.,=new Scotland], province (2001 pop. 908,007), 21,425 sq mi (55,491 sq km), E Canada. Geography One of the…

Nova Scotia Map

  Nova Scotia Profile: History · Government · Economy · Population €¦ Note: Nova Scotia, together with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, form Canada's Maritime Provinces…

Lawrence, Charles

(Encyclopedia) Lawrence, Charles, 1709–60, governor of Nova Scotia, b. England. A soldier, he accompanied his regiment to Nova Scotia in 1747 and later became lieutenant governor (1754–…

Canada Day (Holiday)

(Encyclopedia) Canada Day, formerly Dominion Day, Canadian national holiday, celebrated July 1. It is the anniversary of the uniting in 1867 of Upper and Lower Canada, New Brunswick,…

Canso

(Encyclopedia) Canso kăn´sō [key], town (1991 pop. 1,228), S central N.S., Canada, on the Atlantic Ocean, near Cape Canso, the easternmost point of Nova Scotia peninsula proper. The…

Annapolis

(Encyclopedia) Annapolis, river, c.75 mi (120 km) long, rising in W Nova Scotia, Canada, and flowing SW past Annapolis Royal to Annapolis Basin, an arm of the Bay of Fundy. The entrance…

United Empire Loyalists

(Encyclopedia) United Empire Loyalists, in Canadian history, name applied to those settlers who, loyal to the British cause in the American Revolution, migrated from the Thirteen…

Thompson, Sir John Sparrow David

(Encyclopedia) Thompson, Sir John Sparrow David, 1844–94, Canadian political leader, b. Nova Scotia. He was elected (1877) to the provincial assembly, was briefly provincial prime…

Atlantic Provinces

(Encyclopedia) Atlantic Provinces, term used since 1949 to designate the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador , Nova Scotia , New Brunswick , and…

Maine, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) Maine, Gulf of, part of the Atlantic Ocean, between SE Maine and SW Nova Scotia, at the entrance of the Bay of Fundy. The area is noted for its scenery and fishing.…