Newfoundland and Labrador - a rare find
Built on some of the oldest rock in the world, our province has a long and rich history. Our provincial capital, St. John’s, is the oldest city in North America. Today, with its modern amenities, world-class dining, and vibrant cultural scene all minutes from pristine coastlines and woodlands, Newfoundland and Labrador offers the best of urban and rural living.
Newfoundland and Labrador is the most easterly point in North America, positioning us strategically between North America and Europe. It’s just a 5-hour flight from St. John’s to London, England. And with over 400,000 km2 of land, the province is larger than many countries including Germany, Great Britain, Japan, and New Zealand. Our population of 530,000 is mostly clustered in urban areas, giving our province one of the lowest population densities in the world. With over 17,000 kilometres of coastline, there are many bays and inlets to explore and plenty of opportunities for ocean research and development.
The economy of Newfoundland and Labrador was originally founded 500 years ago on the fishery. Resources such as oil & gas, mining, hydroelectricity, and the fishery have become the cornerstones of our economy. Our world-class educational institutions have produced researchers and graduates in all areas of the knowledge-based sector. Some of the province’s innovative companies are focused on the ocean or resource extraction, while others are involved in aerospace, biotechnology, e-learning, and advanced manufacturing. Newfoundland and Labrador has also become known internationally for its film and television productions and as a destination for discerning tourists seeking clean ocean air and authentic experiences.