Coat of arms of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia offers a quality of life that is disappearing in much of North America, allowing its residents to keep everything in perspective: work, family, relaxation and responsibility.

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Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st, with ON, QC, NB)
Capital Halifax
Largest metro Halifax
 • Type Constitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant Governor Arthur Joseph LeBlanc
 • Premier Stephen McNeil(Liberal)
Legislature Nova Scotia House of Assembly
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 11 of 338 (3.3%)
Senate seats 10 of 105 (9.5%)
 • Land 52,942 km2(20,441 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 12th
Population (2016)
 • Total 923,598 [1][2]
 • Estimate (2017 Q2) 953,173 [3]
 • Rank Ranked 7th
 • Density 17.4/km2 (45/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Nova Scotian
Official languages English (de facto)
 • Rank 7th
 • Total (2011) C$40.225 billion[4]
 • Per capita C$42,640 (12th)
Time zone Atlantic: UTC-4
Postal abbr. NS
Postal code prefix B
ISO 3166 code CA-NS
Flower   Mayflower
Tree   Red spruce
Bird   Osprey