Site and Situation (Spatial Setting)



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Site and Situation
(Spatial Setting)
Illustration Indicating the Site and Spatial Situation in the World
Land area: 405,720 sq. km.
Population: 576,637 (1995 Statistics Canada)
Land area: 377,801 sq. km.
Population: 125,570,246 (1995 Census)
Land area: 9251 sq. km.
Population: 722,800 (1993 estimate)
Image modified by Tina Riche with permission, 1997. Courtesy of Gary E. McManus and Clifford H. Wood, Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's, Newfoundland: Breakwater, ©1991 MUNCL) Plate 1.

Statistical information based upon research by Wendy Churchill and Vanessa Rice.

The Province of Newfoundland consists of two major geographical areas, the island of Newfoundland and a mainland section, Labrador. The island is the easternmost part of Canada and lies across the mouth of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Labrador, to the north, is a coastal region of the Canadian mainland, and the northeastern part of continental North America. The province occupies a mid-latitude position between 46° 35' and 60° 23' north.

The land area of the province is 405,720 sq. km., making it seven times larger than Nova Scotia, and slightly larger than Japan and Norway.

Labrador comprises 72.5 percent of the land area of the province but contains only 5.3 percent of the population.

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