Nova Scotia (Latin for Nova Scotia, French. Nouvelle-Écosse, schot.-gael. Alba Nuadh) is a province of Canada located on the Atlantic coast, which consists for the most part of the peninsula of the same name. The capital is Halifax.
The province consists essentially of a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Breton Island northeast of the mainland. Countless bays and fishing villages line the coast.
Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada by area. With a size of 55,284 km2 (96.5% land mass and 3.5% water), no point in Nova Scotia is more than 56 km from the sea.
The maritime character of the province is also expressed by the fact that its four most extreme points are all located on islands: to the south, Cape Sable on the coastal island of the same name, to the west, Brier Island, also located near the coast, Saint Paul Island, located on the Cabot Strait, at the northernmost point of the island, and Sable Island, located about 175 km off the coast, to the east.
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