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The Province of
Nova Scotia (NS)


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The capital of Nova Scotia is Halifax.

The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for Nova Scotia: NS

Typical abbreviation for Nova Scotia: N.S.

Keeping in mind that Canada is officially bilingual, the French name for Nova Scotia is 'Nouvelle-Écosse' (which is abbreviated: N.- É.).

Time Zone: The province of Nova Scotia is in the Atlantic Time (AST/ADT) zone and observes daylight saving time.

When the people of Nova Scotia refer to themselves: 1:

Canada has two official languages: English and French. English is the most common language spoken in Nova Scotia, where approximately 90% of the residents speak only English (ie- Anglophones) and 10% speak French and English. There are communities in Cape Breton where Gaelic is commonly spoken.

Nicknames for Nova Scotia: "The Land of Evangeline"; "Canada's Ocean Playground"

Provincial Motto: "Munit Haec Et Altera Vincit" (One defends and the other conquers)

Provincial Bird: Osprey (pandion haliaetus)

Provincial Tree: Red Spruce (picea rubens)

Provincial Flower: Mayflower (epigaea repens)

Confederation: Nova Scotia joined the Confederation on Jul 1, 1867.

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