Eastern Canada (green) within the rest of Canada (tan)
|Provinces||New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec|
| • Total||2,783,400 km2 (1,074,700 sq mi)|
| • Total||23,946,177|
| • Density||8.6/km2 (22/sq mi)|
Eastern Canada (also the Eastern provinces) is generally considered to be the region of Canada east of Manitoba, consisting of the following provinces:
Ontario and Quebec 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 23,946,177 in 2016, 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 - 4,098,927
- Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario-Quebec - 1,568,381
- Quebec City, Quebec - 807,200
- Hamilton, Ontario - 536 917
- London, Ontario - 474 786
- St. Catharines-Niagara, Ontario - 447,888
- Kitchener, Ontario - 441 380
- Halifax, Nova Scotia - 403,131
- Windsor, Ontario - 329,144
- Sherbrooke, Quebec - 212,105
- St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador - 205,955
The population of each province in 2016, from greatest to least is here:
Eastern Canada is represented by 213 Members of Parliament (106 in Ontario, 75 in Quebec, and 32 in the Atlantic Provinces) and 78 senators.
Media related to Eastern Canada at Wikimedia Commons
The dictionary definition of Eastern Canada at Wiktionary