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New Brunswick
NBFLAG
Flag of New Brunswick

Capital City

Fredericton

Largest City

Saint John

Largest Metro Area

Greater Moncton

Premier

David Alward

Area (km²)

72,908 km2

Population

751,171

Official Language(s)

English
French

New Brunswick/Nouveau Brunswick (NB) is one of the 3 maritime provinces.

It's Canada's only bilingual province. C'est la seule province bilingue. Or trilingual, if you include franglais.

Motto/devise (latin): Spem reduxit : He (i.e. NB) restores hope. (I.e. after the separation of the 13 colonies).


GovernmentEdit

Conservateurs 42 - Libéraux 13 = 55 (as of 2013)

HistoryEdit

The original inhabitants were the Micmac, an Algonquin tribe whose language is related to the more numerous Cree and Ojibwa.

1534 The great French explorer, Jacques Cartier, reaches and names la Baie de Chaleur (Bay of Heat).

1867: One of the original 4 provinces at Confederation.

In August 2013 there was a tragedy in the French-speaking county of Restigouche, in the extreme north of NB. Ana African python escaped from its cage in a pet shop and strangled 2 brothers aged 5 and 7 who were sleeping in the building.               An expert suggested the snake may have been badly treated or neglected, as properly kept snakes are not aggressive, according to him.

CitiesEdit

Counties Edit

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