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Province

Capitalize when following name, lowercase if preceding:
            Saskatchewan Province
            province of Sichuan
            Prairie Provinces
            Maritime Provinces (Canada)
but     Basin and Range province (geologic)

Generally do not abbreviate the name of a Canadian province or territory in text.  In certain cases, such as maps and map notes, atlases, and fact boxes, abbreviations may be used.

Below is an accepted list of traditional abbreviations with two-letter postal abbreviations included in bold. Postal abbreviations should be used in addresses.


Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan
Yukon
Alta.
B.C.
Man.
N.B.
Nfld.
N.W.T.
N.S.
Nvt.
Ont.
P.E.I.
Que.
Sask.
Y.T.
AB
BC
MB
NB
NL
NT
NS
NU
ON
PE
QC
SK
YT