Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the most populous province of the four in Atlantic Canada. The name of the province is Latin for "New Scotland," but "Nova Scotia" is the recognized, English-language name of the province. The provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi). As of 2011, the population is 921,727, which makes Nova Scotia the second-most-densely populated province.