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Halifax

About Halifax

390,096 in city
398,037 in metro
5,577 km² (2,153 mi²)
62 m
In 1749 Edward Cornwallis landed with 2,500 settlers on the Chebucto peninsula to establish a permanent fortified settlement. The fort was named Halifax in honour of Lord Halifax, President of the British Board of Trade. Today Metro Halifax is the commercial, educational, research and technological centre of Atlantic Canada. A modern port city, it comprises 40% of the population of Nova Scotia. The area recently celebrated the 250th anniversary of its founding.

Metro Cities

Halifax

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
226 All Buildings
207
existing
2
under construction
11
planned
3
unbuilt
3
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Fenwick Tower 320 ft 1971
2 Purdy's Wharf Tower II 288 ft 1985
3 1801 Hollis Street 284 ft 1985
4 Barrington Tower 275 ft -
5 Cogswell Tower 259 ft 1975