Covering a total area of 370,514 sq. km, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is composed of the roughly triangular-shaped Newfoundland Island along with the irregular-shaped Labrador on the mainland. In addition to Newfoundland Island, the province also includes 12 large islands and about 7,170 small islands.
The Long Range Mountains situated on the western coast of the Newfoundland island form the northernmost extension of the Appalachian Mountains. The Avalon and the Burin Peninsulas occupy the eastern portion of Newfoundland Island. There are several rivers and lakes on Newfoundland Island. Some of the major lakes include Grand Lake, Deer Lake, etc.
Labrador covers an area of 294,330 sq. km and forms the easternmost part of the Canadian Shield. The central and southern parts of Labrador are covered by low hills and crisscrossed by many rivers and lakes. In the extreme northern part along with its boundary with Quebec the Torngat Mountains dominate the landscape. Situated to the northeast of the Torngat Mountains is Mount d’Iberville (Mount Caubvick), which rises to an elevation of 1,652m and is the highest point in the province.
The Atlantic coastline of Labrador is highly indented and features several deep bays, fjords, coves, barren headlands, and numerous small offshore islands. Some of the significant rivers in Labrador include Churchill, Naskaupi, Macatina, etc while Lake Melville, Atikonak, and Smallwood Reservoir are some of the notable lakes in Labrador. The Atlantic Ocean (0m) serves as the lowest point of the Newfoundland and Labrador Province.
The Canadian Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is administratively divided into a total of 277 municipalities. Of these 277 municipalities, there are 3 cities, 269 towns, and 5 Inuit community governments.
With an area of 370,514 sq. km, Newfoundland and Labrador is the 7th largest and 9th most populous Canadian Province. Located in Newfoundland Island, on the eastern edge of the Avalon Peninsula is St. John’s – the capital, largest, and the most populous city of Newfoundland and Labrador. It serves as North America’s easternmost city.
The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is located in the extreme easternmost part of Canada, in the Continent of North America. It is geographically positioned in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. Situated in Canada’s Atlantic region, the province is composed of Labrador on the mainland and the island of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean. The narrow Strait of Belle Isle separates Labrador from Newfoundland Island. The Cabot Strait separates Newfoundland Island from Nova Scotia in the southwest. Labrador is surrounded by the Labrador Sea in the north and east and by the Canadian Province of Quebec in the south and west.
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|Legal Name||Province of Newfoundland and Labrador|
|ISO 3166 Code||US-nfz|
|Capital City||Saint John's|
This page was last updated on May 11, 2021