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2001 population: 359,111
 (Source:
Statistics Canada)

Political and financial capital of Nova Scotia

Halifax is in Halifax County, in the province of Nova Scotia. It is on Halifax Harbor. The regional municipality is the provincial capital.

The community was named for the second Earl of Halifax.


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Thousands of loyalists from Boston and later, New York, sailed here during and after the American Revolution.

The city was established in in 1749 as a British naval and military base.

Many of the passengers who drowned when the Titanic snak were brought to Halifax for burial.

More than 1,600 people were killled, and much of the north end of the city was destroyed, after a 1917 collision of two ships in the harbor. A French munitions ship and a Belgian relief vessel crashed, causing an explosion that decimated families and wiped out 325 acres of the city.

The regional municipality of Halifax was formed in 1996, with the merger of the cities of Halifax and Dartmouth, the town of Bedford and Halifax County.

Filming location for 2001 movie, "The Shipping News" and 1995 movie, "Leaving Las Vegas" and 1997 movie, "Titanic"
Well-known residents have included:
· Leslie Hope, actress
· Sarah McLachlan, musician
· Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, prime minister
· Denny Doherty, singer (The Mamas & the Papas)
Local festivals include:
· Busker Festival - Aug. 9-19, 2007
· Maritime Fall Fair - Oct. 5-14, 2007
· Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival - June 15-17, 2007
· Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival - Aug. 2-6, 2007
· Atlantic Fringe Gestival - Aug. 30-Sept. 9, 2007
· Atlantic Film Festival - Sept. 13-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Halifax web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Long Lake Regional Park, Point Pleasant Park, Hemlock Ravine Park, Sir Sandford Fleming Park
Performing arts: Shakespeare by the Sea Theater Society, Neptune Theatre
Attractions: Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax Public Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Discovery Centre, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Nova Scotia Museum, Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame, Pier 21, Halifax Citadel, Maritime Command Museum, Province House, York Redoubt National Historic Site
Archives: Public Archives of Nova Scotia
Colleges and universities: Dalhousie University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia Community College - Halifax Campus, Nova Scotia Community College - Institute of Technology
Transit: MetroLink
Listed places in Halifax:
 Airports (1)
 Archives (1)
 Cemeteries (6)
 Colleges (4)
 Communities (1)
 Hotels (31)
 Museums (4)
 Newspapers (3)
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Halifax Web sites
 Halifax local government
 Halifax Chamber of Commerce
 Halifax tourism

Ancestry & family history
 Genealogy page (NS GenWeb) for Halifax County
 Nova Scotia genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Nova Scotia genealogical society
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Nova Scotia family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

  City directories:
  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 Archives in Halifax include Nova Scotia Archives & Records Management

 Nova Scotia archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Arts

  Theater
  Shakespeare by the Sea Theater Society

Attractions
 Halifax museums


Cemeteries
 Cemeteries in Halifax include Camp Hill Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Fort Massey Cemetery, Mount Herman Cemetery, Old Burial Grounds, St. John's Cemetery

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 Halifax area cemeteries


Communities
 Communities near Halifax

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 Employment growth & unemployment rates

Education
Colleges and universities in Halifax include Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD University, Saint Mary's University, University of King's College

 Colleges in Nova Scotia

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in Halifax

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for Nova Scotia
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

Events
 Halifax festival web sites:
  Alexander Keith's Natal Day Festival
  Atlantic Film Festival
  Atlantic Fringe Festival
  Busker Festival
  Grou Tyme Festival
  Maritime Fall Festival
  Nova Scotia Multicultural Festival
  Scotia Festival of Music

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Food & restaurants
 Chowhound message boards for Canada

Government
 Halifax local government Web site
 Nova Scotia provincial government

Historical societies
 Nova Scotia historical society

History
 Archives in Nova Scotia
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
 Jobs in Halifax


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Media
Newspapers in Halifax include Halifax Chronicle Herald, Halifax Daily News, The Coast

 Newspapers in Nova Scotia

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 Halifax tourism
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