About the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
The most eastern province in Canada consists of the island of Newfoundland and Labrador which is on the mainland of Canada. Newfoundland and Labrador is the youngest Canadian province, joining Canada in 1949.
Location of Newfoundland and Labrador
The island of Newfoundland is at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, with the Atlantic Ocean on the north, east and south.
The island of Newfoundland is separated from Labrador by the Strait of Belle Isle.
Labrador is on the northeastern tip of the Canadian mainland, with Quebec to the west and south, and the Atlantic Ocean down to the Strait of Belle Isle on the east. The northern tip of Labrador is on the Hudson Strait.
Area of Newfoundland and Labrador
405,212 sq. km (156,453 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)
Population of Newfoundland and Labrador
514,536 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)
Capital City of Newfoundland and Labrador
Date Newfoundland Entered Confederation
March 31, 1949
Government of Newfoundland
Newfoundland Provincial Elections
Last Newfoundland Provincial Election: October 11, 2011
Next Newfoundland Provincial Election: October 13, 2015
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
Main Newfoundland and Labrador Industries
Energy, fisheries, mining, forestry, tourism