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Cape Breton Island

Overview:
Cape Breton Island (French: île du Cap-Breton, Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn, Mi'kmaq: U'namakika) is an island on the Atlantic coast of North America.

Territory:
Cape Breton Island is part of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, although physically separated from the peninsular Nova Scotian mainland by the Strait of Canso. The island is located east-northeast of the mainland with its northern and western coasts fronting on the Gulf of St. Lawrence; its western coast also forming the eastern limits of the Northumberland Strait. The eastern and southern coasts front the Atlantic Ocean; its eastern coast also forming the western limits of the Cabot Strait.

Location:
Cape Breton Island is in the Atlantic Ocean, tied to Nova Scotia's mainland in the south.

Latitude and Longitude:
46°09′N 60°10′W

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GMT -4

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2005 69,000

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2005 12.5%

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Island Area (km sq.) Population % of Total Population
Cape Breton Island 10,311 144,657 100%

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Age of Population: 0-14 15-24 25-49 50-64 65 and up

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Sources:

NS-At-A-Glance http://www.gov.ns.ca/finance/publish/FACTS/2006/NS-At-A-Glance.PDF 30th March 2008

Wikipedia Cape Breton Island http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Breton_Island 30th March 2008

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