New Brunswick, Canada

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New Brunswick is a Maritime province on Canada's eastern seabord.

It is bordered on the west by the province of Quebec and on the east by Nova Scotia. The state of Maine lies to its south. To the north, the Northumberland Strait separates New Brunswick from Prince Edward Island, linked via the Confederation Bridge.


Statistics Canada estimates the provincial population in 2007 to be 750,851. New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province. The majority are English-speaking, with a large Francophone minority (35%), chiefly of Acadian origin.


The provincial capital is Fredericton. Its largest city is Saint John (not to be confused with St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador). Moncton has the largest French-speaking population of any of the province's major centres.