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Halifax Regional Municipality

Halifax Regional Municipality
Full nameHalifax
Official nameHalifax Regional Municipality
Settlement typeRegional Municipality
Motto"E Mari Merces" (Latin)
"From the Sea, Wealth"
ProvinceNova Scotia
EstablishedApril 1, 1996
TypeRegional Municipality
MayorPeter Kelly
Governing bodyHalifax Regional Council
MPsList of MPs
Megan Leslie (NDP)
Geoff Regan (L)
Michael Savage (L)
Peter Stoffer (NDP)
Gerald Keddy (C)
MLAsList of MLAs
Gary Burrill
Keith Colwell
Darrell Dexter
Howard Epstein
Bill Estabrooks
Maureen MacDonald
Marilyn More
Percy Paris
Sid Prest
Leonard Preyra
Michele Raymond
Kelly Regan
Graham Steele
Diana Whalen
Mat Whynott
Dave Wilson
Andrew Younger
Trevor Zinck
Land Area2119.2 sq mi (5490.18 km2)
Urban Area101.4 sq mi (262.65 km2)
Highest Elevation475.6 ft (145 m)
Total Population372,679 (13th) (2006)
Density (pop.)67.9/km2 (175.9/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)290742
Metro (pop.)372,858 (13th)
Change 2001-06(+)3.8%
Census Ranking13 of 5,008
Other information
Time zoneAST (UTC−4)
- Summer (DST)ADT (UTC−3)
Area code902
Median Income*$54,129 CDN
Total Coastline400 km (250 mi)
NTS Map011D13

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Halifax Regional Municipality (c-eniconˈhælɨfæks; commonly Halifax or HRM) is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The Regional Municipality had a 2006 census population of 372,679, while the metropolitan area had a 2010 estimated population of 403,188, and the urban area of Halifax had a population of 282,924. Halifax is the largest population centre in Atlantic Canada and largest in Canada east of Quebec City.

Halifax is a major economic centre in eastern Canada with a large concentration of government services and private sector companies. Major employers and economic generators include the Department of National Defence, various levels of government, and the Port of Halifax. Agriculture, fishing, mining, forestry and natural gas extraction are major resource industries found in the rural areas of HRM.

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