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What means New Scotland?
“Nova Scotia” means “New Scotland” in Latin and is the recognized English-language name for the province. In both French and Scottish Gaelic, the province is directly translated as “New Scotland” (French: Nouvelle-Écosse. Gaelic: Alba Nuadh).
What is Canada’s official name?
Dominion of Canada
Dominion of Canada is the country’s formal title, though it is rarely used. It was first applied to Canada at Confederation in 1867. It was also used in the formal titles of other countries in the British Commonwealth. Government institutions in Canada effectively stopped using the word Dominion by the early 1960s.
What was Canada’s original name?
The name “Canada” likely comes from the Huron-Iroquois word “kanata,” meaning “village” or “settlement.” In 1535, two Aboriginal youths told French explorer Jacques Cartier about the route to kanata; they were actually referring to the village of Stadacona, the site of the present-day City of Québec.
Where did Edmonton get its name?
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What is the name of the province of Nova Scotia?
Nova Scotia (/ˌnoʊvə ˈskoʊʃə/; Latin for “New Scotland”; French: Nouvelle-Écosse; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh) is one of Canada’s three maritime provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada.
When did the Province of Canada get its name?
The first use of Canada as an official name came in 1791, when the Province of Quebec was divided into the colonies of Upper Canada and Lower Canada. In 1841, the two colonies were united under one name, the Province of Canada. (Source: Government of Canada)
Which is the second smallest province in Canada?
Nova Scotia is Canada’s second smallest province in area, after Prince Edward Island. The province’s mainland is the Nova Scotia peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, including numerous bays and estuaries. Nowhere in Nova Scotia is more than 67 km (42 mi) from the ocean.
Where did the province of New Brunswick get its name?
This province was originally included in the area that made up Nova Scotia. It was later separated and established as a province in 1784. The name “New Brunswick” was given to the area in honour of King George III who also held the title of Duke of Brunswick, an area in Germany. (Source: Government of Canada)