|Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit|
(Latin: One defends and the other conquers)
|Official languages||English (de facto)|
|Lieutenant Governor||John James Grant|
|Premier||Stephen McNeil (Nova Scotia Liberal Party)|
|Legislature||Nova Scotia House of Assembly|
|Federal representation||(in Canadian Parliament)|
|House seats||11 of 308 (3.6%)|
|Senate seats||10 of 105 (9.5%)|
|Confederation||July 1, 1867 (1st, with ON, QC, NB)|
|Total||55,283 km2 (21,345 sq mi)|
|Land||53,338 km2 (20,594 sq mi)|
|Water (%)||2,599 km2 (1,003 sq mi) (4.7%)|
|Proportion of Canada||0.6% of 9,984,670 km2|
|Total (2011)||921,727 |
|Density (2011)||17.28/km2 (44.8/sq mi)|
|Total (2011)||C$40.225 billion|
|Per capita||C$42,640 (12th)|
|Time zone||Atlantic: UTC-4|
|Postal code prefix||B|
|Rankings include all provinces and territories|
What is now called "Nova Scotia" used to be controlled by the Mik'maq Indians. The French settled among them at Port Royal after 1600, and called the land part of Acadia, with Port Royal as its capital. In 1710, after a war, the British captured Port Royal and went on to capture the rest of the peninsula. It was the first time that the British had captured and held a French colony.
- "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. January 24, 2012. Retrieved April 3, 2012.
- "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory (2013)". Statistics Canada. November 5, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2015.