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View Poll Results: Best looking shape
Alberta 5 6.49%
BC 9 11.69%
Manitoba 8 10.39%
New Brunswick 4 5.19%
Newfoundland and Labrador 4 5.19%
Northwest Territories 0 0%
Nova Scotia 10 12.99%
Nunavut 1 1.30%
Ontario 10 12.99%
PEI 4 5.19%
Quebec 10 12.99%
Saskatchewan 8 10.39%
Yukon 2 2.60%
All ofthe Above 0 0%
None of the Above 1 1.30%
Some of the Above 0 0%
A topological space of the above 1 1.30%
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Best looking shapes of provinces/territories

For me it's:

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The NFLD part of NL


Not liking the shape of NB.

And this image PEI is well off so I posted it separately. I would rate that 4th.



http://www.conceptdraw.com/How-To-Gu...-canada-quebec


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PEI and the island of Newfoundland.

PEI looks awesome when you can see the entire island from a plane BTW.
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When you look at NB in isolation, it kind of resembles the Twitter logo. That's cool.

The shape of PEI is dog crap, normally small things are cute but PEI just looks like a piece of scrap metal.

Sask is easy to draw so bonus points there. By contrast, Nunavut has a lot of islands which makes it too difficult to draw. They need to work on that.

If you squint, Quebec sort of looks like a snooty French person looking to the right. That's drole.

I think Sask wins this race.
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Most ridiculous thread of 2018 so far. But the obvious choice is Sask, it looks like a skyscraper.
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I hate the shape of my province. I see people with it tattooed on their necks all the time and it just looks like some birth defect.

I think I like Manitoba and Quebec the best. Some straight lines, some jazz hands. They're uplifting somehow.
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I am not fond of the shape of Quebec, though it would actually look pretty good if Labrador was part of it!
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Jazz hands?

Turn Saskatchewan over and it's a beer glass. We win.
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That map projection is distorting each province differently. For example the southern borders of the Yukon and Labrador are lines of latitude. Saskatchewan is really a rectangle, not a tilted trapezoid shape.
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Pet peeve of mine but I've given up. The easternmost point of NL on that map above is actually our southernmost point.
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That map projection is distorting each province differently. For example the southern borders of the Yukon and Labrador are lines of latitude. Saskatchewan is really a rectangle, not a tilted trapezoid shape.
No, Saskatchewan really is a trapezoid. While the Eastern and Western borders are (roughly) parallel according to longitude, due to the curvature of the earth the Southern border is considerably longer than the Northern border, giving it a roughly trapezoidal shape.
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No, Saskatchewan really is a trapezoid. While the Eastern and Western borders are (roughly) parallel according to longitude, due to the curvature of the earth the Southern border is considerably longer than the Northern border, giving it a roughly trapezoidal shape.
I meant from a spherical geometric perspective (east/west and north/south borders are parallel and the corners meet at right angles on the surface). The pictures here are projections, not the actual 3D surfaces.

Since we like to think in 2D so much, and since the earth's surface is locally flat, I vote for PEI. It is the closest to being a flat surface.
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MB and SK leading the poll!

I always knew many Canadians secretly fetishized "symmetry" between the provinces - but now I have proof!
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I meant from a spherical geometric perspective. The pictures here are projections, not the actual 3D surfaces.
Right, and on a 3D surface it's equivalent to trapezoidal. A 'rectangular' shape would involve the E-W boundaries deflecting out past lines of longitude the farther north they go. See: a desk globe. But if you remain skeptical I won't belabour the point.
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Right, and on a 3D surface it's equivalent to trapezoidal. See: a desk globe. But if you remain skeptical I won't belabour the point.
By spherical geometry I didn't mean looking at a 3D globe, I meant this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Euclidean_geometry
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By spherical geometry I didn't mean looking at a 3D globe, I meant this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Euclidean_geometry
I understand -- there are multiple ways to approach this question. Like I said, not going to belabour it, take your internet victory.
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Love NS, always thought it looked very 'fish-like' hence representative of it's maritime setting and former dominant industries and favourite cuisine.
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Where is the who cares option on the poll?
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I've never thought about the aesthetic qualities of a politically-delineated land-mass beyond its humorous potential.

Southern Ontario is an elephant, with Hamilton being the armpit and Owen Sound being the, uh, butthole. Italy is a boot-shod foot kicking a ball. Are there more?
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