Eastern Canada

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Eastern Canada
Region
Country  Canada
Provinces New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Area 2,783,400 km2 (1,074,677 sq mi) [1]
Population 23,946,177 (2016) [1]
Density 9/km2 (23/sq mi)
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Eastern Canada (green) within the rest of Canada (tan)

Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered[by whom?] to be the region of Canada east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:

Ontario and Quebec define Central Canada, while the other provinces constitute Atlantic Canada. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.[2]

Capitals[edit]

Ottawa, Canada's capital, is located in Eastern Canada, within the province of Ontario. The capitals of the provinces are in the list below.

Definitions[edit]

The Canadian Press defines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Bay, Ontario.[3]

Population[edit]

The total population of this region is about 23,082,460, or about 70% of Canada's population. Most of the population resides in Ontario and Quebec. The region contains 3 of Canada's 5 largest metropolitan areas, Toronto being the fourth largest municipality in North America.

Largest metropolitan areas

The population of each province, from greatest to least is here.

Politics[edit]

Eastern Canada is represented by 213 Members of Parliament (106 in Ontario, 75 in Quebec, and 32 in the Atlantic Provinces) and 78 senators.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data". Statistics Canada. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Maritime Provinces". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Canadian Press Style Guide. Canadian Press. 1995. p.471

Coordinates: 47°11′22.96″N 70°8′12.19″W / 47.1897111°N 70.1367194°W / 47.1897111; -70.1367194