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Origin: named to honor George III, who was also elector of Brunswick-Lüneburgprovince of SE Canada, on the Gulf of St. Lawrence: 28,354 sq mi (73,437 sq km); pop. 738,000; cap. Fredericton: abbrev. NB
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- Abbr. NB or N.B. A province of eastern Canada on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Part of French Acadia and then the province of Nova Scotia, it became a separate province in 1784 after an influx of Loyalists from the newly independent United States. New Brunswick joined Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario to form the confederated Dominion of Canada in 1867. Fredericton is the capital and St. John the largest city. Population: 730,000.
- A city of central New Jersey on the Raritan River southwest of Newark. Settled in 1681, it served as headquarters for both the British and Continental armies during the American Revolution. Population: 50,200.
New Brunswick - Cultural Definition
Province in eastern Canada, bordered by Quebec to the north, the Gulf of St. Lawrence (an arm of the Atlantic Ocean) to the east, Nova Scotia to the southeast, and Maine to the west. Together with Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, it is one of the Maritime Provinces. Fredericton is its capital, and Saint John is its largest city.