A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
The Province of
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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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