History of Halifax (former city)

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Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq.wikipedia
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Mainland Halifax

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The area is administered as two separate community planning areas by the regional government for development, Halifax Peninsula and Mainland Halifax.
The area lies west of the Northwest Arm and Bedford Basin and extends several kilometres inland, encompassing an area of Halifax County that the former City of Halifax had annexed in 1969.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq.
The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County.

Halifax School for the Deaf

The first school for the deaf in Atlantic Canada, the Halifax School for the Deaf, was established on Göttingen Street, Halifax (1856).

Nova Scotia

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Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq.

Miꞌkmaq

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Halifax, Nova Scotia was originally inhabited by the Mi'kmaq.

Acadia

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The first European settlers to arrive in the future Halifax region were French, in the early 1600s, establishing the colony of Acadia.

Father Le Loutre's War

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The British settled Halifax in 1749, which sparked Father Le Loutre's War.

Citadel Hill (Fort George)

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To guard against Mi'kmaq, Acadian, and French attacks on the new Protestant settlements, British fortifications were erected in Halifax (Citadel Hill) (1749), Bedford (Fort Sackville) (1749), Dartmouth (1750), and Lawrencetown (1754). Halifax was founded below a drumlin that would later be named Citadel Hill.

Fort Sackville (Nova Scotia)

Fort Sackville
To guard against Mi'kmaq, Acadian, and French attacks on the new Protestant settlements, British fortifications were erected in Halifax (Citadel Hill) (1749), Bedford (Fort Sackville) (1749), Dartmouth (1750), and Lawrencetown (1754).

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

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To guard against Mi'kmaq, Acadian, and French attacks on the new Protestant settlements, British fortifications were erected in Halifax (Citadel Hill) (1749), Bedford (Fort Sackville) (1749), Dartmouth (1750), and Lawrencetown (1754).

Lawrencetown, Halifax County, Nova Scotia

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To guard against Mi'kmaq, Acadian, and French attacks on the new Protestant settlements, British fortifications were erected in Halifax (Citadel Hill) (1749), Bedford (Fort Sackville) (1749), Dartmouth (1750), and Lawrencetown (1754).

St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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St. Margaret's Bay was first settled by French-speaking Foreign Protestants at French Village, Nova Scotia who migrated from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the American Revolution.

Foreign Protestants

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St. Margaret's Bay was first settled by French-speaking Foreign Protestants at French Village, Nova Scotia who migrated from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the American Revolution.

French Village, Nova Scotia

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St. Margaret's Bay was first settled by French-speaking Foreign Protestants at French Village, Nova Scotia who migrated from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the American Revolution.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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St. Margaret's Bay was first settled by French-speaking Foreign Protestants at French Village, Nova Scotia who migrated from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the American Revolution.

American Revolution

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St. Margaret's Bay was first settled by French-speaking Foreign Protestants at French Village, Nova Scotia who migrated from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia during the American Revolution.

Canada

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The City of Halifax was an incorporated city in Nova Scotia, Canada, which was established as the Town of Halifax in 1749, and incorporated as a city in 1842.

Halifax County, Nova Scotia

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On April 1, 1996, the government of Nova Scotia dissolved the City of Halifax, and amalgamated the four municipalities within Halifax County and formed Halifax Regional Municipality, a single-tier regional government covering that whole area.

County seat

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The city was the capital of Nova Scotia and shire town of Halifax County.

Atlantic Canada

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It was then also the largest city in Atlantic Canada.

Kingdom of Great Britain

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The Town of Halifax was founded by the Kingdom of Great Britain under the direction of the Board of Trade under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis in 1749.

Board of Trade

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The Town of Halifax was founded by the Kingdom of Great Britain under the direction of the Board of Trade under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis in 1749.

Edward Cornwallis

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The Town of Halifax was founded by the Kingdom of Great Britain under the direction of the Board of Trade under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis in 1749.

Acadians

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During the war, Mi'kmaq and Acadians raided the capital region 13 times.

Drumlin

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Halifax was founded below a drumlin that would later be named Citadel Hill.