Halifax – capital of Nova Scotia
Halifax, officially called Halifax Regional Municipality, HRM, is the capital of the Atlantic Province of Nova Scotia. The HRM has more than 390,000 inhabitants or 40 percent of the population of Nova Scotia. Halifax is the largest urban center east of Quebec and north of Boston.
In addition to container terminals, an oil refinery and loading facilities for the loading of cars and goods, the Atlantic Fleet of the Canadian Navy is stationed in the large natural harbor of Halifax. Halifax is also the base of the Canadian Coast Guard.
The port of Halifax is also gaining increasing importance for the tourism sector.
The economy in Halifax is raw material extraction, fishing, and industrial production. Among other things, Pratt & Whitney Canada manufactures aircraft turbines in Halifax.
More up-to-date information from Halifax can be found at www.halifax.ca