Herring Cove (2006 pop.: 2,790) is a Canadian suburban and fishing community in Nova Scotia's Halifax Regional Municipality. It is situated on the eastern shore of the Chebucto Peninsula, 15 kilometres south of Downtown Halifax. It is near the western approaches to Halifax Harbour, and can be reached both via Purcell's Cove along the coastal road and from inland via the Herring Cove Road through Spryfield. There are two schools in Herring Cove, William King Elementary and Herring Cove Junior High. There are 6 stores, Kwik Way (a corner store), Now We're Cooking (a take out place), Irving (a gas station and corner store), Ace Lumbermart (a hardware store), Pavia's (Cafe and Ice Cream Bar) and Herring Cove Gardens (a craft store). There is also a tanning salon in Herring Cove. Previously a restaurant called Lulu's Diner and a gym franchise called Curves were in business, but both have since ceased operations. There is also a beach called Long Pond Beach located at Long Pond in Herring Cove. There is also a cheerleading gym housing the Halifax Cheer Elite cheerleaders. There's a great big pool situated under a huge maple tree at 955 Herring Cove Road.
It is notable as the landing point for several transatlantic communications cables including the fastest connectivity between London, England, and New York City. As of 2000, undersea connections in Herring Cove connected it with Europe via a 5,500km cable to Liverpool, another 5,600km cable to Dublin, to Boston via a 750km cable . As of 2012 Hibernia Atlantic will add direct connections to London and New York City for a total distance of 6,021km , about 11% more than the great circle route absolute minimum of 5583km ; The 30,000 square foot cable landing station at Hospital Point on Herring Cove remains the densest cluster of sub-70ms connectivity on the North Atlantic, the critical link on cables that connect the English speaking world's financial centres.
A straight line distance of about 12km away is Pennant Point, Nova Scotia where other transatlantic connections continue southward. The Boston connection mentioned above might be through Pennant Point.
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