Quaerite prime regnum dei (Seek ye first the kingdom of God)
- 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.
To view maps of various areas of Newfoundland and Labrador see the
Index of Maps Used on the
- Total: 506,275
- Labrador: 26,890
- Newfoundland: 479,385
Languages Spoken (2006):
- English 97.6%
- French 0.4%
- Other 2.0%
Date entered Confederation with Canada:
Capital City: St. John's
- location: Avalon Peninsula
- city population (2006): 100,646
- metro-area population (2006): 181,113
Queen Elizabeth II during her 1997 visit to St. John's, Newfoundland.
Reproduced by permission of Kimberley Churchill. Photo ©1997.
||Queen Elizabeth II
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.
John Carnell Crosbie
Reproduced by permission of John Carnell Crosbie. Photo ©2008.
The present Lieutenant Governor is the Hon. John Carnell Crosbie, who was appointed as the Queen's representative in Newfoundland and Labrador on February 4, 2008. The Lieutenant Governor has a web site at
The Hon. Kathy Dunderdale is the current premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party which won the provincial election in October 2011, she is the tenth post-confederation premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
This information was compiled from a variety of sources by Wendy Churchill, Alex Dalziel, Vanessa Rice and others, and is accurate to December, 2011.
Sidebar updated December, 2011.