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Newfundland an Labrador
Banner o Newfundland an Labrador Coat o airms o Newfundland an Labrador
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: Quaerite prime regnum Dei
Inglis: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33)
Caipital St. John's
Lairgest ceety St. John's
Lairgest metro St. John's CMA
Offeecial leids Inglis (de facto)
Demonym Newfundlander, Labradorian (see notes),[1]
Type Constitutional monarchy
Lieutenant-Govrenor Frank Fagan
Premier Tom Marshall (PC)
Legislatur Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 7 o 308 (2.3%)
Senate seats 6 o 105 (5.7%)
Confederation 31 Mairch 1949 (12t)
Aurie  Ranked 10t
Total 405,212 km2 (156,453 sq mi)
Laund 373,872 km2 (144,353 sq mi)
Watter (%) 31,340 km2 (12,100 sq mi) (7.7%)
Proportion o Canadae 4.1% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 9t
Total (2011) 514,536 (2011)[2]
Densitie (2011) 1.38/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 9t
Total (2008) C$31,277 million[3]
Per caipita C$61,670[4] (4t)
Postal NL (formerly NF)
ISO 3166-2 CA-NL
Time zone UTC−3.5 for Newfoundland
UTC−4 for Labrador (Black Tickle an North)
Postal code prefix A
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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 kilometres (156,500 sq mi). As o 2011, the province's population is 514,536.[2] 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. Although the term "Newfie" is sometimes used in casual speech, it is considered a pejorative by some Newfundlanders.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statistics Canada. Retrieved Februar 8, 2012. 
  3. "Gross domestic product, expenditure-based, by province and territory". Statistics Canada. Retrieved August 29, 2011. 
  4. "Study: Resource boom in Saskatchewan and Newfundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. Mey 15, 2008. Retrieved August 29, 2011.