from earlier name Terra Nova, “new land” in Portuguese and Latin, later adapted into English as Newfoundland
for Portuguese sailor, João Fernandes Lavrador
Predominantly English (~ 97%). Local variety is known as Newfoundland English.
Capital & Largest City
Eastern Canada (easternmost province) and part of the Atlantic region. Mostly located on the island of Newfoundland and the mainland section called Labrador, with many smaller islands.
Parts of Canada’s Eastern boreal shield forests (especially on Newfoundland), taiga forests (especially in Labrador), and Arctic Cordillera mountains. The Smallwood Reservoir system in Labrador is the largest body of water.
I would say that there should be a special shoutout to Gander because they cared for stranded passengers after 9/11 when airspace was closed. Also, some great Canadian comedians have come from Newfoundland
See, that’s why I need the help of people who know about these places more in depth. I’m just sharing images but I’d love for people to comment with extra tidbits of interesting info, just like you do! That’s how we grow and teach each other. Thanks always for sharing
You’re welcome 😊
Also, did you know the musical Come From Away is set in Gander, Newfoundland? It’s about the story of how they helped people stranded from 9/11
I have never heard of this musical, I’ll take a look. I’ve been seeing lots of 9/11 content since the 20-year anniversary last week, sometimes I forget how crazy that event was. You’re really a wealth of knowledge!
Thank you. I make a point of learning and observing