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Cape Breton Island

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Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton—formerly Île Royale; Scottish Gaelic: Ceap Breatainn or Eilean Cheap Breatainn; Mi'kmaq: Unamaꞌkik; or simply Cape Breton) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America and part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada.The 10,311 km2 (3,981 sq mi) island accounts for 18.7% of Nova Scotia's total area. Although the island is physically separated from the Nova Scotia peninsula by the Strait of Canso, the 1,385 m (4,544 ft) long rock-fill Canso Causeway connects it to mainland Nova Scotia. The island is east-northeast of the mainland with its northern and western coasts fronting on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence; its western coast also forms the eastern limits of the Northumberland Strait. The eastern and southern coasts front the Atlantic Ocean; its eastern coast also forms the western limits of the Cabot Strait. Its landmass slopes upward from south to north, culminating in the highlands of its northern cape. One of the world's larger salt water lakes, Bras d'Or ("Arm of Gold" in French), dominates the island's centre.
The island is divided into four of Nova Scotia's eighteen counties: Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond, and Victoria. Their total population at the 2016 census numbered 132,010 Cape Bretoners; this is approximately 15% of the provincial population. Cape Breton Island has experienced a decline in population of approximately 2.9% since the 2011 census. Approximately 75% of the island's population is in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) which includes all of Cape Breton County and is often referred to as Industrial Cape Breton, given the history of coal mining and steel manufacturing in this area, which was Nova Scotia's industrial heartland throughout the 20th century.
The island has five reserves of the Mi'kmaq Nation: Eskasoni, Membertou, Wagmatcook, Waycobah, and Potlotek/Chapel Island. Eskasoni is the largest in both population and land area.
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Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island

Island in Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Desc: Cape Breton Island is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America and part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. The 10,311 km² island accounts for 18.7% of Nova Scotia's total area.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 12001.98
Cape Breton Post

Cape Breton Post


  • Desc: The Cape Breton Post is the only daily newspaper published on Cape Breton Island. Based in Sydney, Nova Scotia, it specializes in local coverage of news, events, and sports from communities in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and the counties of Inverness, Richmond and Victoria.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_Post
  • Type: Thing, Periodical
  • Result Score: 38.78

The Cottars

Musical group

  • Desc: The Cottars are a Canadian Celtic musical group from Cape Breton Island formed in 2000. The group's current members are Ciarán and Fiona MacGillivray, Bruce Timmins, and Claire Pettit.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cottars
  • Type: Thing, MusicGroup
  • Result Score: 25.37
Mary Jane Lamond

Mary Jane Lamond

Canadian musician

Cape Breton University

University in Sydney, Nova Scotia

The coal fields and coal trade of the Island of Cape Breton

Book by Richard Brown

  • Type: Thing, Book
  • Result Score: 13.00

As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories

Book by Alistair MacLeod

  • Desc: As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Canadian author Alistair MacLeod set predominantly in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia and in Newfoundland. It was originally published in 1986. All of its stories were later republished in Island.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Birds_Bring_Forth_the_Sun_and_Other_Stories
  • Type: Book, Thing
  • Result Score: 9.91
Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Canadian Province

Cape Breton Oilers

Ice hockey team

  • Desc: The Cape Breton Oilers were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. The team was the top minor league affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_Oilers
  • Type: Thing, SportsTeam, Organization
  • Result Score: 1.10
Cape Breton Highlands

Cape Breton Highlands

Highland in Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Desc: The Cape Breton Highlands, commonly called the Highlands, refer to a highland or mountainous plateau across the northern part of Cape Breton Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_Highlands
  • Type: Thing, Mountain, TouristAttraction, Place
  • Result Score: 1.05
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