Newfoundland and Labrador
Capital: St John’s
Population: 512,536 (2011)
Premier: Paul Davis
Confederation Entry: March 31, 1949
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly point in North America and has its own time zone. In addition to its natural beauty, the province has a unique heritage linked to the sea. The oldest colony of the British Empire and a strategic prize in Canada’s early history, the province has long been known for its fisheries, coastal fishing villages and distinct culture. Today off-shore oil and gas extraction contributes a substantial part of the economy. Labrador also has immense hydro-electric resources.
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Statistics Canada, 2012