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Halifax Regional Municipality
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Location in Nova Scotia
Location in Nova Scotia
Coordinates: 44°38′52″N 63°34′17″W / 44.64778°N 63.57139°W / 44.64778; -63.57139Coordinates: 44°38′52″N 63°34′17″W / 44.64778°N 63.57139°W / 44.64778; -63.57139
CountryCanada
ProvinceNova Scotia
Regional MunicipalityApril 1, 1996
City1842
Town1749
Government
 • TypeRegional Municipality
 • MayorMike Savage
 • Governing bodyHalifax Regional Council
 • MPs
 • MLAs
Area
 (2016)[1]
 • Land5,490.35 km2 (2,119.84 sq mi)
 • Urban
234.72 km2 (90.63 sq mi)
 • Metro
5,496.31 km2 (2,122.14 sq mi)
Highest elevation
241.9 m (793.6 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Regional municipality403,131 (14th)
 • Density73.4/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Urban
316,701
 • Urban density1,349.3/km2 (3,495/sq mi)
 • Metro
403,390 (13th)
 • Metro density73.4/km2 (190/sq mi)
 • Change 2011-2016
Increase3.3%
 • Census ranking
14 of 5,162
Time zoneUTC−4 (AST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−3 (ADT)
Postal code span
B0J ,B3A to B4G
Dwellings (2016)[1]187,338
Median Income*$54,129 CAD
Total Coastline400 km (250 mi)
NTS Map011D13
GNBC CodeCBUCG
Websitewww.halifax.ca
  • Median household income, 2005 (all households)

Halifax, legally known as the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM), is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, in Canada. The population of the Halifax region was 359,111 in the year 2001.

On 6 December 1917, about 2,000 people were killed in the Halifax Explosion.

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