Was Halifax NS at one time the biggest city in North America?
- Anonymous2 months ago
No, never, of course not.
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
Never. For one, it wasn't incorporated as a city until 1842. In 1793, the estimated population was 4,000, which put it behind at least ten US cities, and behind the 1700 population numbers for Philadelphia, Boston and New York. You will note that Halifax did not exist in 1700.
In 1842, the population of all of Canada was 487,000. In 1830, the population of just the top four US cities, New York, Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore, was 500,000.
- UserLv 72 months ago
I'm pretty sure: no.
Halifax did not exist until the 1740s.
In the late 1700s
according to this info
Philly, New York City and Boston all had more than 10,000 people
while Halifax had a mere 4,000 in 1793.