Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province of the four in Atlantic Canada. The name of the province is Latin for "New Scotland," but "Nova Scotia" is the recognized, English-language name of the province. The provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada with an area of 55,284 square kilometers. As of 2011, the population is 921,727, which makes Nova Scotia the second-most-densely populated province.
Nova Scotia was already home to the Mi'kmaq people when French colonists established the first permanent European settlement in Canada and the first north of Florida in 1604. In 1867 Nova Scotia was one of the four founding provinces of the Canadian Confederation.
Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nova_Scotia - 06.03.2012
Coast of Nova Scotia
The coast forms large parts of the landscape, because the water is at no point of the peninsula Nova Scotia farther away than about 60 km.
A multitude of bays makes it so much so nicer.