Halifax, officially known as the Halifax Regional Municipality, is the capital of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. The regional municipality consists of four former municipalities that were amalgamated in 1996: Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and Halifax County.
Halifax is rated Sufficiency by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Sufficiency level cities are cities that have a sufficient degree of services so as not to be overly dependent on world cities.
Halifax has a population of over 316,701 people. Halifax also forms part of the wider Halifax metropolitan area which has a population of over 448,544 people. Halifax is the #215 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.4029 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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