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Most of the remaining people are descended from settlers from the British Isles and from what is now the United States.
In the second half of the 18th century, settlers from New England (known as Planters) and, later, American colonists loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution (known as United Empire Loyalists) settled much of western and northern Nova Scotia, with scattered settlements elsewhere.
Approximately one-third of Nova Scotians are Roman Catholics; among the Protestant denominations, the United Church of Canada is the largest, followed by the Anglican and Baptist churches.
Urbanization was an important trend during the 20th century, but nearly one-half of Nova Scotians still live outside major population centres.
The early European settlement tended to hug the coastline; the sea provided the main means of transportation, and the economy was based on fisheries, the fur trade, and farming.
Yet even with the development of railways and better roads in the 19th and 20th centuries, the interior of the province has remained sparsely settled.
Yearly precipitation (both rain and snow) varies considerably, depending on the section of the province, with total annual amounts ranging from less than 49 inches (1,250 mm) along the Northumberland Strait to more than 63 inches (1,600 mm) on the Cape Breton Highlands plateau. About one-quarter of the woodland is held as crown, or public, land.German immigrants in the 1750s founded the seaport of Lunenburg.Beginning in the 20th century, there were smaller migrations of Dutch, Italian, Polish, Arab, Chinese, South Asian, and other peoples, especially to the urban centres of Halifax and Sydney.Mi’kmaq people had occupied the area for centuries before the arrival of the first Europeans in the late 15th century.Primarily hunters and gatherers, the Mi’kmaq ranged over the Maritime Provinces and into the Gaspé Peninsula and later spread to Newfoundland and New England.
Most of the southern peninsula rests upon acidic granite, and a large part of Cape Breton Island is mountainous, forested terrain of acidic and metamorphic rock.