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Halifax is a fairly large canadian city on the southern coast of the Peninsula of Nova Scotia, who concurrently is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. This city with a population of 300 thousand inhabitants is considered the main economic center of Eastern Canada with a fairly high concentration of public institutions and private companies.
History of 250 years of Halifax is quite interesting. Since olden times this area was inhabited by a native American tribe, the mi’kmaq engaged in hunting, fishing and primitive agriculture. The first foreign settlers had set foot on the canadian shore in 1749, where he founded the town of Halifax, named after the eponymous town in the UK. Tribe mi’kmaq aggressively met the settlers and made desperate attempts to destroy the colony. But thanks to timely reinforcements arrived from England, the Indians were defeated. Since the Halifax began to develop.
During the struggle of the American States for independence, the Halifax became a haven for thousands of refugee loyalists. In 1856, the British built on top of a hill a strong fortress a star-shaped, which served to protect the city and adopted the rule of the British on the East coast of Canada.
The main attraction of Halifax is its port, which value occupies the second place in the world and it never freezes. Most of the interesting sights is located in the Harbor.
In the historical centre of the city, on a big hill you can see a dark fortress, built in 1856 by the British. The citadel, protected the coast, gave the name “the gateway to North America”. During the Second world war, the fortress was repeatedly located the American and canadian garrisons. That is why there was created a war Museum that tells visitors about the history of the armed conflicts of the twentieth century At the foot of a high hill is a large stadium Metro-Center, which in 2008 took the world championship on hockey.
Most tourists like the waterfront of Halifax, walking in which to relax and admire the amazing views of the harbour. In addition, on the waterfront has many old buildings, built in XVIII C. a Special interest among tourists is the art gallery of Nova Scotia, the exhibition which presents over 100 thousand paintings, sculptures etc is Also on the waterfront of Halifax is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, in front of which stands the monument erected in honor of the sailors of the countries of the British Commonwealth.
Thanks to the beautiful green parks of Halifax called the “city of trees”. In the South of the Peninsula is the historic Park and the Halifax Commons, created in the mid EIGHTEENTH St.. it is attached To another Park point-Pleasant, broken on the site previously located here artillery, the remains of which can still be seen today.
In the city there is a huge number of religious buildings. For example, the exquisite Basilica of St. Mary, built 1820, St. George’s Church, erected in 1800, and the Gothic Church of Saint David.
Another attraction are the Halifax old clock tower, installed on the orders of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, until his return to England in 1800, for the garrison of Halifax. The clock started to count down the time for the city of Halifax in 1803 Hugo