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The Halifax Peninsula
is a community and planning area located in the urban core
of Halifax Regional Municipality
(HRM) in the province of Nova Scotia
. Halifax Peninsula is home to Downtown Halifax
, the financial and economic heart of the region, which was also the site of the original settlement and town of Halifax. It is also home to the majority of the area of Nova Scotia's Capital District
The town of Halifax was founded by the British government
under the direction of the Board of Trade and Plantations
under the command of Governor Edward Cornwallis
After a protracted struggle between residents and the Executive Council
, the City of Halifax
was incorporated in 1841. In 1969, the city, which then covered the entire peninsula, annexed the Mainland Halifax
area as well. On 1 April 1996, the government of Nova Scotia formed Halifax Regional Municipality
, a single-tier regional government governing all of Halifax County
. The City of Halifax
became a provincial metropolitan area
, and the HRM divided the former city into two separate community planning areas, Halifax Peninsula and Mainland Halifax
, with separate community councils
inside of the regional government.
Geographically, the Halifax Peninsula is a Canadian peninsula
in central Nova Scotia
- For information since 1996, consult the History of the Halifax Regional Municipality.
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