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Newfoundland is The most eastern and BEAUTIFUL province in Canada that not too many people around the World know about. Here`s just a few of MANY facts about it.
It consists of the island of Newfoundland and Labrador which is on the mainland of Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador is the youngest Canadian province, joining Canada in 1949.
Location of Newfoundland and Labrador:
the island of Newfoundland is at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with the Atlantic Ocean on the north, east and south.
the island of Newfoundland is separated from Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle.
Labrador is on the northeastern tip of the Canadian mainland, with Quebec to the west and south, and the Atlantic Ocean down to the Strait of Belle Isle on the east. The northern tip of Labrador is on the Hudson Strait.
Please Goggle to learn more, and see an Interactive Map of Newfoundland and Labrador. This place will blow your minds...so will the people, and nightlife downtown George Street!
Area of Newfoundland and Labrador:
405,212 sq. km (156,453 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
Population of Newfoundland and Labrador:
514,536 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
Capital City of Newfoundland and Labrador:
St. John`s, Newfoundland
Date Newfoundland Entered Confederation:
March 31, 1949
Government of Newfoundland:
Newfoundland Provincial Elections:
Last Newfoundland Provincial Election: October 11, 2011
Next Newfoundland Provincial Election: October 13, 2015
Main Newfoundland and Labrador Industries:
Energy, fisheries, mining, forestry, tourism
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