Time in Nova Scotia (Canada)

What is the Time in Nova Scotia (Canada)

At this time in Nova Scotia the current local time is what the analog clock is displaying. The original Zone time in Nova Scotia is UTC-4:00 hours Atlantic Standard Time. However, starting from March till November DST or Daylight Saving Time comes into force and the clock is advanced by one hour to UTC-3:00 hours.Atlantic Daylight Time and in November when DST is removed, the clocks are reset back to UTC-4:00 hours Atlantic Standard Time. This happens every year as long as Nova Scotia and Canadian government continues to use DST.

Time in Nova Scotia Canada - Map

Land Water Areas at this time in Nova Scotia.

At this time in Nova Scotia, the area is ranked at 12 th position in Canada with a total area of 44,283 square kilometers out of which 25,338 square kilometers is land and about 3.5% or 1,946 square kilometers is covered by water. Considering Canada as a whole at this time Nova Scotia covers only 0.6% of the total area of Canada (9.98 million Square Kilometers)

Population at this Time in Nova Scotia.

At this time in Nova Scotia, the population estimated in 2016 is 945,800 people or more. In 2011 the census showed that there were 921,727 people, with a population density of 17.28 people per square kilometer. The GDP at this time of Nova Scotia is ranked at 7th overall in Canada and stands at C$39,145 billion. The per capita GDP stands at C$41,516 which is ranked at 12th position.Nova Scotia had a population of 276,854 in 1851, 459,474 people in1901 and 642,584 people in 1951 as per census. By 2001 the population increased to 908,007 people and in 2006 the population figures stood at 913,462. 2011 saw the population rise by about 1.5% in 5% to 921,727 people. According to the 2006 Canadian census, at that time in Nova Scotia the largest ethnic group was Scottish with 31.9% people, English by 31.8%, Irish people constituted about 21.6%, French was 17.9% and germans were 11.3%. The Aboriginal origin people constited about 5.3% and Ducth by 4.1%. Italians were 1.9% and SCandinavian 1.4%. In the census about 41% people responded and identified Canadian as their own ethnicity.

Capital of Nova Scotia

At this time the Capital of Nova Scotia is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada but the second most densely populated province as well.

Languages at this time in Nova Scotia

At this time in Nova Scotia the Official language is English which is spoken by over 92.4% people in Nova Scotia. The next is French which is spoken by less than 3.4% people, Arabic by just 0.6% people, followed by even less people speaking Algonquian languages, Mi'kmaq, German, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dutch, Spanish, Tagalog, Persian etc.

Climate at this time in Nova Scotia

Being loacted in the mid temperate zone, the province of Nova Scotia at this time is almost completely surrounded by the sea and the climate therefore is more maritime than the continental climate seen in its neighbourhood. The presence of sea around moderates the summer and winter temperatures, but yet some heat waves are experienced. However, the winters can be termed more like continental type because they are really cold near the freezing point.

Tourism at this time in Nova Scotia

The tourism industry in at this time in Nova Scotia showcases its rich culture and scenic beauty and coastlines. At this time in Nova Scotia there a lot of museums which show off its rich ethnic heritage including the Glooscap heritage center, Grand-pre National Historic site, the Black Cultural Center for Nova Scotia, Hector Heritage Quay etc. Then there are so many museums which  tell the story of the working history like the Cape Breton Miners Museum and Maritime Museum of Atlantic etc. Amazingly, 87 National Historic sites of Canada including the Habitation at Port-Royal and Fortress of Louisbourgh and Citadel Hill in Fort George in Halifax are all located in Nova Scotia. The bay of Fundy has the highest tidal range in the world and the iconic Peggys Cove is also recognized internationally receiving over 600 thousand visitors each year.

Government at this time in Nova Scotia

At this time in Nova Scotia the Constitutional Monarchy is in force with a Lieutenant Governor and a Premier. The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is called the Legislature and at this time the Nova Scotia is represented in the Canadian Parliament with 11 House seats which is 3.3% and 10 Senate Seats which is 9.5% of the Canadian Parliament. At this time in Nova Scotia Constitutional Monarcy is the foundation of the legislature, executive and judicial branches. The Sovereign continues to be Queen Elizabeth II who is also the head of state for 15 other Commonwealth countries, the Canadian federal realm and each of Canada's 09 other provinces. The Lieutenent Governor is the Queen's representative and carries out most of the royal duties in the province of Nova Scotia. To ensure the stability of the government, the Lieutenent Governor elects the head of the majority political party s the Premier who then obtains the confidence of a plurality in the House of Assembly. The leader of the party with second most number of seats will be the head of the opposition inthe Government.

Why Named Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia actually means New Scotland in Latin. Originally Scotia was the Roman name given to Ireland. Also, in thelanguage Scottish Gaelic, the province is called Alba Nuadh, which in its simple meaning is New Scotland. The name Nova Scotia came in 1621 when Royal Charter granted the right to settle lands including the Nova Scotia  at that time.