St. John’s – Canada’s urban Atlantic pearl and capital of Newfoundland
The capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador has about 106,200 inhabitants. St. John’s is the oldest city in North America, located on the southeastern coast of Newfoundland on the Avalon Peninsula.
St. John’s is the starting point of the Trans-Canada Highway No.1, which leads from here across Canada to the West Coast.
The provincial capital is located on a well-protected natural harbor, which is accessed in the summer of many cruise ships. A landmark of the city is the Cabot Tower. Located on Signal Hill, the tower can be seen almost everywhere.
The economy of St. John’s is today dominated by the oil and gas industry. Other important economic sectors are manufacturing and services.
The motto of St. John’s is: (Going forward)
Further up-to-date information from St. John’s is available at www.stjohns.ca