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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is a province in Canada located in the country’s easternmost part of the Atlantic area. The province comprises the island of Newfoundland, as well as Labrador with its capital at St.John’s, one of the first settlements of Europeans in North America and largest city in Newfoundland. Newfoundland’s economy is highly entrusted to the natural resources and energy sector. The largest hydroelectric facility is located in Churchill Falls, Labrador. 

The province has one of the lowest population densities in the world. There are six national parks and over a dozen provincial wilderness parks. There are many rustic lighthouses and museums across the province for sightseeing which includes Fisherman’s Museum in Twillingate, an Aquarium in Petty Harbour. The distinctive culture of Newfoundland which is intimately linked heavily with the traditional importance of fisheries and mining is also considered an important industry because of its rich mineral deposits. Newfoundland and Labrador offer an excellent and affordable quality of life.

  • Capital : St. John’s
  •  Largest City: St. John’s 
  • Largest Metro: Greater St. John’s 
  • Total Area: 405,720 km2 (156,650 sq mi) 
  • Official Language: English 
          Time Zones 
                 UTC-3.30 (Newfoundland Time Zone)
                 Black Tickle and North - UTC-4.00 (Atlantic Time Zone)

           Emergency Number: 
                 Local Police or fire departments: 911 
                 Canadian Coast Guard: 1800 563 9089

 Did you know?

Flower: Pitcher plant 
Tree: Black Spruce 
Bird: Atlantic Puffin


The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has several transit systems. Few are named below: 

1. Metrobus 
The m-Card is a smart card used to pay transit fares when riding with Metrobus. 


3. Corner Brook Transit

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