Definition of Nova Scotia in English:
2A province of eastern Canada, comprising the peninsula of Nova Scotia and the adjoining Cape Breton Island; population 913,462 (2006); capital, Halifax. Settled by the French in the early 18th century as Acadia, it changed hands several times between the French and English before being awarded to Britain in 1713. It became one of the original four provinces in the Dominion of Canada in 1867.
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