Eastern Canada

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Eastern Canada
Region
Eastern Canada (green) within the rest of Canada (tan)
Eastern Canada (green) within the rest of Canada (tan)
Country Canada
ProvincesNew Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
Area
 • Total2,783,400 km2 (1,074,700 sq mi)
Population (2016)
 • Total23,946,177
 • Density8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)

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. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.[1]

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.[2]

Population[edit]

The total population of this region is about 23,946,177 in 2016, 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 in 2016, 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. ^ "Maritime Provinces". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  2. ^ 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

External links[edit]

Media related to Eastern Canada at Wikimedia Commons The dictionary definition of Eastern Canada at Wiktionary