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Halifax, NS

Halifax is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The metropolitan area had a population of 390,096 in 2011 with 297,943 in the urban area centered on the Halifax Harbour. This city was ranked in 2012 by MoneySense magazine as the fourth best place to live in Canada, placed first on a list of "large cities by quality of life" and second in a list of "large cities of the future". It has a remarkable landscape built around the harbor with a large hillside fortress called the Citadel, Halifax Common, which is Canada's oldest public park, with sports fields, pools, playgrounds and home of many cultural events and concerts. Halifax is known for its numerous Universities, museums, restaurants and an abundant nightlife.