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|Date Entered Confederation:||July 1, 1867|
|Area:||73,440 Sq Km|
|Population:||Click Here for Population Page|
|Known As:||Picture Provnce|
|Provincial Flower:||Purple Violet|
|Provincial Bird:||Blackcapped Chickadee|
|Provincial Tree:||Balsam Fir|
|Lieutenant Governor:||Hon. Jocelyne Roy-Vienneau|
|Premier:||Hon. Blaine Higgs|
|Main Products:||Agricultural: Potatoes, poultry, eggs, milk, pigs, beef cattle, apples, blueberries, strawberries, grain.|
Manufacture: Food and beverages, pulp and paper, forestry products, furniture, fabricated metal products, printing and publishing, transportation equipment.
Mined: Antimony, lead, copper, zinc, bismuth, silver, gypsum, gold, peat, quartz, salt, coal, natural gas, petroleum, clay products, cement, lime, sand, gravel, stone, potash.
New Brunswick borders on Nova Scotia, Quebec and the U.S. state of Maine. It is almost rectangular in shape, extending 322 km north to south and 242 km east to west. It is more or less surrounded by water on three sides.
New Brunswick's land mass is 85% forest. The northern part of the province is quite mountainous, the tallest peak being Mount Carleton, 820 m high. The interior consists mainly of a rolling plateau, flatter in the east and more hilly in the southeast.
The main rivers are the Miramichi, Nepisguit, Restigouche and Saint John. Known as "oa-lus-tuk" or "beautiful river" to the Indians. The St. John river waters the fertile lands of the western part of the province over a distance of 725 km. Downstream, in the Madawaska area, it traces a natural boundary between the state of Maine and Canada.
Twice a day, with the rising tide of the Atlantic Ocean, 100 billion tonnes of water stream past a rocky headland in the Bay of Fundy. The current created is practically equal to the flow of all the world's rivers over a 24-hour period.
The eastern end of the Bay of Fundy has tides of nearly 15 m, the highest in the world, sufficient to completely submerge a four-storey building.
(Text courtesy Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade)
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