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Halifax City and seaport in e Canada, on the Atlantic Ocean; capital of Nova Scotia. Founded in 1749, it developed as naval base. In 1912, many of the victims from the Titanic were buried here. In 1917, it was the scene of a huge explosion on a munitions ship, which killed 2000 people. Industries: fishing, shipbuilding, oil refining. Pop. (2001) 359,183.

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