Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is located on the rugged Atlantic coast in eastern Canada. The province is bordered to the west by Quebec, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost part of North America, the province being closest to Europe. Since Newfoundland has already been settled by the Viking Leif Eriksson, this part of Canada is rich in historical features.

The sea off Newfoundland and Labrador is rich in icebergs, which in 1912 the Titanic was fatal. The climate is characterized by the cold Labradorstrom, in the southeast, however, by foothills of the Gulf Stream, which thus has a much warmer climate.

The capital St. John’s (106,300 inhabitants), at the same time the largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, is one of the oldest cities in North America. The province has a total of 530,128 inhabitants (as of 2016) and an area of 404,517 square kilometers.

The motto of Newfoundland and Labrador is (First seek the Kingdom of God).

Further up-to-date information is available at www.gov.nl.ca

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