Newfoundland an Labrador

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Newfundland an Labrador
Motto(s): 
Quaerite prime regnum Dei
Inglis: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33)
Confederation31 Mairch 1949 (12t)
CapitalSt. John's
Lairgest ceetySt. John's
Lairgest metroSt. John's CMA
Govrenment
 • TeepConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant-GovrenorJudy Foote
 • PremierAndrew Furey (Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador)
LegislaturNewfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
Federal representation(in Canadian Pairlament)
Hoose seats7 o 338 (2.1%)
Senate seats6 o 105 (5.7%)
Area
 • Total405212 km2 (156,453 sq mi)
 • Laund373872 km2 (144,353 sq mi)
 • Water31340 km2 (12,100 sq mi)  7.7%
Area rankRankit 10t
 4.1% o Canadae
Population
 (2011)
 • Total514,536 (2,011)[1]
 • RankRankit 9t
 • Density1.38/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Newfundlander, Labradorian (see notes),[2]
Offeecial leidsInglis (de facto)
GDP
 • Rank9t
 • Tot (2008)C$31,277 million[3]
 • Per capitaC$61,670[4] (4t)
Time zoneUTC−3.5 for Newfoundland
UTC−4 for Labrador (Black Tickle an North)
Postal abbr.
NL (formerly NF)
Postal code prefixA
ISO 3166 codeCA-NL
Flouer
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  Pitcher plant
Tree
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  Black Spruce
Bird
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  Atlantic Puffin
Websitewww.gov.nl.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Newfundland an Labrador /ˈnjuːfʊnlænd ænd ˈlæbrədɔːr/,[5] local pronunciation[6] /nfənˈlæn/ is the eastmaist province o Canadae. Situatit in the kintra's Atlantic region, it incorporates the island o Newfundland an mainland Labrador (locatit Northwast o the island) wi a combined aurie o 405,212 square kilometre (156,500 sq mi). As o 2011, the province's population is 514,536.[1] Approximately 94 percent o the province's population resides on the Island of Newfoundland (includin its associatit smawer islands), o which ower hauf live on the Avalon Peninsulae. The province is Canadae's maist linguistically homogenous, an 97.6% o residents reportit Inglis as their mither tongue in the 2006 census[7], housomeivver this is the unique local dialect, Newfundland Inglis. Historically, Newfoundland wis hame tae unique varieties o French, an Erse an aw, as well as the Beothuk leid, aw nou extinct. In Labrador, local dialects o Innu-aimun an Inuktitut are spoken an aw.

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  1. a b "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 8 Februar 2012.
  2. Although the term "Newfie" is sometimes used in casual speech, it is considered a pejorative by some Newfundlanders.
  3. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  4. "Study: Resource boom in Saskatchewan and Newfundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. 15 Mey 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  5. Howjsay.com
  6. http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/nfpron.html
  7. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/hlt/97-555/T401-eng.cfm