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Moncton, New Brunswick (City)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Moncton is the second largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick and lies at the centre of the fastest growing urban region in the province. Its metropolitan area includes the neighbouring city of Dieppe and the town of Riverview, as well as adjacent areas of Westmorland and Albert Counties.
Moncton is named after Robert Monckton, the British military commander who captured nearby Fort Beausejour in 1755 and who subsequently oversaw the Acadian deportation. The municipal coat of arms illustrates Moncton's agricultural, industrial and railway heritages, along with the Petitcodiac River's tidal bore. The total area of the city is of 142 square kilometers with population of 21,046 as per 2001 census and population density of 429.9 square kilometers.
Moncton is located in southeastern New Brunswick in the Petitcodiac River valley, along the north bank of the river at a point where it bends from a west–east flow to a north–south direction. Moncton is home to the Northrop Frye Literary Festival, a bilingual literary celebration in honour of world renowned literary critic and favorite son Northrop Frye. The Moncton area has several major attractions Champlain Place with over 150 stores and services located in Dieppe. There are two national parks Fundy National Park and Kouchibouguac National Park within a one hour drive of the city.
The retail sector in Moncton is increasingly becoming one of the most important aspects of the local economy. Major retail projects such as the Wheeler Park Power Centre on Trinity Drive have quickly become major destinations for locals and tourists alike. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. The region enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers.

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