Newfoundland & Labrador

Coat of arms of Newfoundland and Labrador
UNESCO has identified sites all over the world that are of outstanding natural and cultural significance. Newfoundland and Labrador is home to four of these World Heritage Sites, and no visit to the province would be complete without making it to at least one of them – and maybe you can collect the set.

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Confederation March 31, 1949 (12th)
Capital St. John’s
Largest city St. John’s
Largest metro St. John’s metropolitan area
Government
 • Type Constitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant Governor Frank Fagan
 • Premier Dwight Ball (Liberal)
Legislature Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
Federal representation (in Canadian Parliament)
House seats 7 of 338 (2.1%)
Senate seats 6 of 105 (5.7%)
Area
 • Total 405,212 km2(156,453 sq mi)
 • Land 373,872 km2(144,353 sq mi)
 • Water 31,340 km2(12,100 sq mi)  7.7%
Area rank Ranked 10th
  4.1% of Canada
Population (2016)
 • Total 519,716
 • Estimate (2017 Q2) 528,683
 • Rank Ranked 9th
 • Density 1.4/km2 (4/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Newfoundlander
Labradorian(Labradurian)
(see notes)[4]
Official languages English (de facto)
GDP
 • Rank 8th
 • Total (2011) C$33.624 billion
 • Per capita C$65,556 (5th)
Time zone UTC−3.5 for Newfoundland
UTC−4 for Labrador (Black Tickle and North)
Postal abbr. NL (formerly NF)
Postal code prefix A
ISO 3166 code CA-NL
Flower  

Pitcher plant

Tree  

Black spruce

Bird  

Atlantic puffin

Website www.gov.nl.ca