Newfoundland is a smaller province in Canada and is the most eastern province along the Atlantic Ocean. It is comprised of Newfoundland (the island portion), and Labrador (the mainland portion), with an estimated 92% of the population living on the island of Newfoundland. The entire province is home to just over 519,000 people in total, and while the province primarily speaks English, in some areas they speak a unique variation of French and Irish (also known as the Beothuk language). The largest city in Newfoundland is St. John’s and is home to almost 40% of the entire population, making it the 20th largest city in Canada. The population in Newfoundland has started to increase since 2006, which is the first time this has happened since the 1990s!
The service industry dominates the economy in Newfoundland. Institutes such as financial services, public administration and health services are the largest providers of GDP; however, oil production and mining (iron ore and nickel) come in at a close second. The iron ore mine at Duck Pond and the nickel mine at Voisey’s Bay produced a total of $3.3 billion in ore in 2010 alone, with numbers like this it’s no wonder that mining accounts for an estimated of 3.5% of the provincial GDP. The fishing industry is another essential industry to Newfoundland as it sits right on the east coast, contributing over $440 million to total GDP. Newfoundland manufactures some of the best seafood in the country, the main items being haddock, halibut, herring, mackerel, crab, shrimp, clams, Atlantic salmon, mussels, steelhead trout and oysters.
Agriculture in Newfoundland is found primarily south of St. John’s in areas such as Cormack, Wooddale, Musgravetown and Codroy Valley. Main farming crops consist of potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, carrots and cabbage are grown for the locals. Commercial produce grown in Newfoundland includes wild blueberries, partridgeberries and bakeapples which are used in the making of jams and wine!
The city of St. John’s has a population of almost 109,000 people, is 446 square kilometres and is the most eastern city in the whole of North America. St. John’s has relatively affordable housing prices, with the median home costing approximately $335,000 in 2016.
The architecture in the city has a unique style thanks to the history of the city, being one of the first British colonial capitals. A lot of the housing in the city are painted in bright colours, and the city has strict heritage regulations for housing and commercial buildings (i.e. Building height restrictions). St. John’s is a major tourist destination in Canada (a city very famous for the friendly residents), Water Street and Duckworth Street being celebrated for the colourful, low rise buildings and unique shops and restaurants. CBC has named St. John’s as Canada’s most “open” city, where the city has an abundance of extremely friendly people and a highly diverse population.
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