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Eastern Canada

Est du Canada  (French)
Eastern Canada (red) within the rest of Canada (tan)
Eastern Canada (red) within the rest of Canada (tan)
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 • Total 2,783,400 km2 (1,074,700 sq mi)
 • Total 23,946,177
 • 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.


Ottawa, Canada's capital, is located in Eastern Canada, within the province of Ontario. The capitals of the provinces are in the list below.


The Canadian Press defines Eastern Canada as everything east of and including Thunder Bay, Ontario.


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

The population of each province, from greatest to least is here.

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