Newfoundland and Labrador
The island with an area of 405,720 km2 is located in the easterly part of North America and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. It is one of the Atlantic provinces which is counted the largest one (being three times largest than the other three Atlantic provinces). According to the census of 2016, it has a population of about 512,000. St. John’s, Corner Brook and Mount Pearl are three main cities.
Cities in Newfoundland
Like other Atlantic provinces, Newfoundland and Labrador have moderate weather in all seasons of the year.
of the island is mainly based on extracting and exporting natural resources as there is a lot of mines of iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, lead, and zinc to name a few. Meanwhile, fisheries were always the main industry of the island from the past. In the 1960th, the exploration of offshore oil and gas started, and Come By Chance in Placentia Bay Oil Refinery is the main one which supplies U.S. market.
Tourism had considerable growth in the early 21st century, and its combination with mine extraction boost the economy of the island.
Moreover, there are other businesses such as pulp and paper, wood and ship built and repair industries, as well as food and beverage manufacturing companies making a numerous job opportunity in the island in the recent years.
Universities and academic centers are listed below:
- Memorial University
- College of the north Atlantic
- Academy Canada
- Canadian Training Institute
- Keyin College – Carbonear
Some recreational or tourist centers in the province include:
- Terra Nova National Park
- Gros Morne National Park
- John’s city: A vibrant, historic, colourful, and contemporary city – 500 years young.
- Fogo Island & Change Islands one of the four corner of the earth
- L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site