Date Newfoundland & Labrador Entered Confederation
March 31, 1949
Area of Newfoundland & Labrador
405,212 sq. km (156,453 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
The coastline, stretching over more than 17,000 kilometers, consists of headlands, fiords and many small coves and offshore islands. The interiors of both Labrador and Newfoundland have a rolling, rugged topography. Much of the island and southern and central Labrador is covered by a thick forest of black spruce and balsam fir mixed with birch, tamarack and balsam poplar. Northern Labrador has very little forest and is marked by the huge
Capital City of Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John's, Newfoundland
Population of Newfoundland & Labrador
514,536 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
Residents are known as
Aboriginal peoples in Newfoundland & Labrador
Inuit, the Innu, the Micmac and the Metis
Main Newfoundland & Labrador industries
Energy, fisheries, mining, forestry, tourism
A unique Newfoundland Time Zone, 3.5 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-3:30) and 30 minutes ahead of Atlantic Standard Time. Also observes daylight savings time
Newfoundland has a maritime climate with mild winters (by Canadian standards). It also has a high rate of precipitation. Labrador, by comparison, has cold winters and short summers (as like mid northern provinces).
Newfoundland & Labrador Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)
Just some facts - For you information (FYI)
- The province is home to three National Parks, 18 Wilderness and Ecological Reserves, and breathtaking botanical gardens.
- Luckily, this place has no ragweed (allergy sufferers rejoice!), no snakes, no skunks, no raccoons, and no
poisonous insects or arachnids.
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