Halifax is the largest municipality in Atlantic Canada and the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. One of Canada's municipalities with the highest population growth, the CMA of Halifax was predicted to have 480,582 residents as of 2022, with 348,634 of those living in the city. The regional municipality is made up of Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County, four former municipalities that merged in 1996. Halifax is situated at the head of Halifax Harbour, one of the biggest natural harbours in the world, on Nova Scotia's southern coast. The city has a long and illustrious history that began with the arrival of British colonists in 1749. A significant military and naval station during the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the First and Second World Wars, Halifax has played a significant part in Canadian history. Today, Halifax is a significant economic hub in Atlantic Canada, home to many public and private sector organizations. The city is well-known for its historical landmarks, museums, and scenic surroundings, making it a popular tourist destination.