Newfoundland an Labrador

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Newfoundland an Labrador
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
 • 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%)
 • 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
 • 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)
 • 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
  Pitcher plant
  Black Spruce
  Atlantic Puffin
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Newfoundland an Labrador or Newfoondland an Labrador, 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[5], housomeivver this is the unique local dialect, Newfundland Inglis. Historically, Newfoundland wis hame tae unique varieties o French, an Erse, as well as the Beothuk leid, aw nou extinct. In Labrador, local dialects o Innu-aimun an Inuktitut are spoken.

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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. Archived frae the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  4. "Study: Resource boom in Saskatchewan and Newfundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. 15 Mey 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  5. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 Juin 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)