Newfoundland and Labrador Facts and Figures
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- Total: 405,720 sq. km
- Newfoundland (island section): 111,390 sq. km
- Labrador (mainland section): 294,330 sq. km
The province consists of two sections, the island of Newfoundland and the mainland portion of Labrador. The most easterly Canadian province, the island is situated at the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The province lies between the 46th and 61st parallels; most of the island lies below the 50th parallel.
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- Total: 514,536
- Labrador: 26,728
- Newfoundland: 487,808
Languages Spoken (2011):
- English 97.6%
- French 0.5%
- Other 1.7%
Date entered Confederation with Canada:
- March 31, 1949
Capital City: St. John's
- location: Avalon Peninsula
- city population (2011): 106,172
- metro-area population (2011): 196,966
As the reigning monarch of Great Britain, the Queen is the head of state for Canada. She is represented federally by the Governor General and in each province by a lieutenant governor.
The present Lieutenant Governor is the Hon. Frank F. Fagan, who was appointed as the Queen's representative in Newfoundland and Labrador on March 19, 2013. The Lieutenant Governor has a web site at http://www.mun.ca/govhouse.
The Hon. Dwight Ball is the current premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and leader of the Liberal Party. He is the 13th post-confederation premier of the province.