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Encyclopedia > Port Royal, Nova Scotia

Port Royal is a small rural community in the western part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It is located on the north shore of the Annapolis Basin, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, near the town of Annapolis Royal. Port Royal was the second permanent European settlement in North America north of Florida, having been founded in 1605 by Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Monts and Samuel de Champlain. Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit (One defends and the other conquers) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Lieutenant Governor Myra A. Freeman Premier John Hamm (PC) Area 55,283 km² (12th) Land 53,338 km² Water 1,946 km² (3. ... The Annapolis Basin is a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy, located on the southwestern shores of the bay, along the northwestern shore of Nova Scotia and at the western end of the Annapolis Valley. ... The Bay of Fundy is a bay located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. ... Annapolis Royal [[1]] , population 548 (Nova Scotia Statistical Review 2004 [[2]] ) was founded 1610, down the Annapolis River from the site of Port Royal, which was the first permanent European settlement in North America north of Florida. ... Events April 13 - Tsar Boris Godunow dies - Feodor II accedes to the throne May 16 - Paul V becomes Pope June 1 - Russian troops in Moscow imprison Feodor II and his mother. ... Pierre Dugua, the Sieur de Monts, (1558 - 1628) was a merchant, explorer and colonizer. ... Samuel de Champlain by Théophile Hamel (1870) Samuel de Champlain (3 July c. ...


De Monts built the Habitation at Port-Royal in 1605, as a replacement for his initial attempt at colonising Ile-Ste. Croix, located on the border between what is now Maine and New Brunswick. The Ile-Ste. Croix settlement had failed due to the lack of food, water, and fuel wood on the island. The Habitation at Port-Royal is a National Historic Site located at Port Royal in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. ... See also Saint Croix an island in the United States Virgin Islands Saint Croix Island, or Dochet Island as it is called today, is a small uninhabited island in Maine located at 45°07′42″ N 067°08′02″ W, near the mouth of the Saint Croix River that forms... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci (D) Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope was restored) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Area 72 908 km² (8th) Land 71 450 km² Water 1 458 km² (2. ...


The actual buildings of the Habitation were burnt to the ground in 1613 by an English invasion force from Virginia, but in the 1930s, the site of the Habitation was located and underwent archeological excavation. The results of the excavation fed public interest in the period of the original French settlement, interest that was already increasing due to the publication of Quietly My Captain Waits, an historical novel by Evelyn Eaton set in Port Royal in the early 17th century. Events January - Galileo observes Neptune, but mistakes it for a star and so is not credited with its discovery. ...


The discovery of a duplicate set of plans in France for the original Habitation, together with public and political interest, led to the reconstruction in 1939-1941 of the Habitation on the original site. This reconstruction made the Habitation the very first National Historic Site in Canada to have a replica structure built. Today, the replica of the Habitation is considered a milestone in the Canadian heritage movement. Open to the public and staffed by historical interpreters in period costumes, it is a major tourist attraction.


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Nova Scotia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3187 words)
Nova Scotia is the second smallest province in Canada, with an area of 55,284 kmĀ².
Nova Scotia's politics are divided on regional lines in such a way that it has become difficult to elect a majority government.
Nova Scotia is the seventh most populated province in Canada with an estimated 936,988 residents as of January 1, 2006.
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