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Lunenburg is a town in southern Nova Scotia, Canada, approximately 90 kilometres south of the provincial capital Halifax on the Atlantic coast Its population in 1991 was 2 781.

It was founded in 1763, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It is an important seaport and shipbuilding[?] centre. The famous schooner Bluenose was launched here, and her daughter Bluenose II is an important tourist attraction in the town, her home port. Tourism is now Lunenburg's most important industry and many thousands visit the twon each year. A number of restaruants and shops exist to service the tourist trade. Another tourist attraction is the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic[?].

The original German and Swiss inhabitants of Lunenberg came from the same wave of immigration that produced the Pennsylvania Dutch. They were foreign protestants[?] encouraged by the British to settle in the area.

External link Town of Lunenburg (http://www.town.lunenburg.ns.ca)

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