Communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality Information (Geography)
The urban area comprises the Halifax Metropolitan Area and the Dartmouth Metropolitan Area; the term "metropolitan area" was assigned by the government of Nova Scotia to refer to the geographic areas comprising the dissolved cities of Halifax and Dartmouth. 
The "Capital District" is Nova Scotia's centre of business, government, events, and attractions. The district includes Downtown Halifax, the Quinpool District, Spring Garden, and Downtown Dartmouth areas. It comprises the metropolitan areas of Halifax and Dartmouth, which are the boundaries of these former cities. 
Communities in bold are major communities.