Meteghan River, Nova Scotia

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Meteghan River (French:La Butte) is a community in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, located in the District of Clare in Digby County.

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Nova Scotia Province of Canada

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (45/sq mi).

A large employer is the A. F. Theriault Shipyard, one of the largest boatbuilders in Atlantic Canada.

A. F. Theriault Shipyard

A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd is a shipyard located in Meteghan River, Digby County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Atlantic Canada Region in Canada

Atlantic Canada, also called the Atlantic provinces, is the region of Canada comprising the four provinces located on the Atlantic coast, excluding Quebec: the three Maritime provinces – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island – and the easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The population of the four Atlantic provinces in 2016 was about 2,300,000 on half a million km2. The provinces combined had an approximate GDP of $121.888 billion in 2011.

It's the home town of Alexandre Arthur Bilodeau. He is well known for his role in the band named Radio Radio.

Radio Radio (band) band

Radio Radio is a Canadian electro hip-hop band formed in 2007 from Clare, Nova Scotia, Canada. The duo rap in Chiac, an English-influenced variety of Acadian French.

Coordinates: 44°13′0.76″N66°8′31.46″W / 44.2168778°N 66.1420722°W / 44.2168778; -66.1420722 (Meteghan River, Nova Scotia)

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