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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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You all need to get out more...
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Ontario looks like a whale!
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Saskatchewan’s eastern boundary is not a straight line but jogs over to the west after every third township line (I believe it is) to account for the earth’s curvature. That pattern ends north of Flin Flon after the surveyed townships end. But the Manitoba border town of Flin Flon itself is north of Sask as well as east of it.
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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.
Lol. I can picture that now on someone's neck. Looks better when it's on the back windshield of a pickup truck than on someone's skin.
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Nova Scotia for me. It has no arbitrary political boundaries, a nice long coastline, and the way Cape Breton forks at the end is aesthetically pleasing.
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"Look at that guy's horrible melanoma... oh wait, it's just the Avalon Peninsula jutting out from under his collar"
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The platform of the Rhinoceros Party used to include a pledge to make Saskatchewan the shape of a fish.
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Nova Scotia and PEI
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I'd give it to Québec because it's so distinctive.
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Nova Scotia for me. It has no arbitrary political boundaries, a nice long coastline, and the way Cape Breton forks at the end is aesthetically pleasing.
NS gets my vote in this bizarre thread.
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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 is not a rectangle, it's about 390 miles across at the bottom and only about 275 miles across at the top. Although you are right about the tilt, the logic of your argument is distorted. I voted for Newfoundland because it's the most distinctive and a real piece of geography when viewed from space.
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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.
PEI has always looked to me like a rabbit with no forelegs. So I have to vote PEI.
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Way more fun in the USA where Michigan looks like a hand and of course Florida is like a penis dripping sperm - lol
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Nova Scotia looks like a smaller version of New Zealand.

British Columbia looks like a bigger version of California.

It always looked like some giant thing took a big bite out of the west side of Quebec.
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So we're scraping the bottom of the shit barrel of topics, are we?

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"Look at that guy's horrible melanoma... oh wait, it's just the Avalon Peninsula jutting out from under his collar"
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Two favs:

- Nova Scotia, for the NZ lookalike effect mentioned by a previous poster
- Quebec because it's just so massive and unique
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So we're scraping the bottom of the shit barrel of topics, are we?
Yes we are, but this has been permitted for awhile now. We really do need a Canadian Skybar for all these one-off topics.
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though it would actually look pretty good if Labrador was part of it!
Please, don't get them started
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Saskatchewan’s eastern boundary is not a straight line but jogs over to the west after every third township line (I believe it is) to account for the earth’s curvature. That pattern ends north of Flin Flon after the surveyed townships end. But the Manitoba border town of Flin Flon itself is north of Sask as well as east of it.
I knew one of Saskatchewan's borders jogged - couldn't remember if it was the east or the west ... so thanks for clarifying.
I wonder why they decided to make part of one border like that ?
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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?
Not sure if this is a good example but continental France is more or less in the shape of a hexagon, and as a result is very commonly referred to metaphorically as "L'Hexagone".

In French, Italy is often referred to as "La Botte" (the boot) as well.
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