Nova Scotia (ˈnəʊvə ˈskəʊʃə
- a peninsula in E Canada, between the Gulf of St Lawrence and the Bay of Fundy
- a province of E Canada, consisting of the Nova Scotia peninsula and Cape Breton Island:
first settled by the French as Acadia. Capital: Halifax. Pop: 921 727 (2011 est).
Area: 52 841 sq km (20 402 sq miles)
▷ Abbreviation: NS