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Nova Scotia mapNova Scotia

Contributed by Leanne Guenther

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's ten provinces.  It is an Atlantic or "Maritime" province.  It can be found on the East Coast of the country, near the Atlantic Ocean.

Nova Scotia joined the Canadian Confederation in 1867.

You can find out a lot of interesting information about the province at 


peggy's cove
© Leanne Guenther
foggy morning in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

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nova scotia flag
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Provincial flag of Nova Scotia

The Provincial Flag

Blue Saint Andrew's cross with gold and red crest of a lion in the center.  In the 1625 it was the first provincial flag in the commonwealth to be authorized.

Nova Scotia flowerThe Provincial Flower

The mayflower was declared Nova Scotia's provincial flower in 1901.  This beautiful flower blooms in early spring with white blooms and light pink buds.

Nova Scotia birdThe Provincial Bird

The Osprey was made Nova Scotia's provincial bird in 1994.  The birds use the same nests each year, hatching 2-3 eggs per year.

The osprey is 'a raptor' or meat eating bird that feeds mainly on fish.

photo by flickpicpete, used with permission under CC BY-ND 2.0

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