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Est du Canada (French)
Eastern Canada (red) within the rest of Canada (tan)
|Largest metro||Greater Toronto Area|
|• Total||2,783,400 km2 (1,074,700 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.60321/km2 (22.2822/sq mi)|
Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces or the East) is generally considered to be the region of Canada south of the Hudson Bay/Strait and east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces (from east to west): Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.
Ontario and Quebec, Canada's two largest provinces, define Central Canada; while the other provinces constitute Atlantic Canada. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are also known as the Maritime Provinces.
- Newfoundland and Labrador - St. John's
- Nova Scotia - Halifax
- Prince Edward Island - Charlottetown
- New Brunswick - Fredericton
- Quebec - Quebec City
- Ontario - Toronto
The total population of this region is about 23,082,460, or about 70% of Canada's population. Most of the population resides in Ontario and Quebec. The region contains 3 of Canada's 5 largest metropolitan areas, Toronto being the fourth largest municipality in North America.
- Largest metropolitan areas
- Toronto, Ontario - 6,254,191
- Montreal, Quebec - 3,824,221
- Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario-Quebec - 1,451,415
- Quebec City, Quebec - 765,706
- Hamilton, Ontario - 721,053
- Kitchener, Ontario - 477,160
- London, Ontario - 474,786
- St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario - 431,346
- Halifax, Nova Scotia - 404,807
- Windsor, Ontario - 319,246
- St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador - 200,966
The population of each province, from greatest to least is here.
- Ontario - 13,551,821
- Quebec - 7,903,001
- Nova Scotia - 921,727
- New Brunswick - 751,171
- Newfoundland and Labrador - 514,536
- Prince Edward Island - 140,204
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