Labrador, Canada

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Nunatsuak (Inuttitut)[1]
Flag of Labrador.svg
Labrador Coat of Arms.png
Motto: Munus splendidum mox explebitur  (Latin)
"Our splendid task will soon be fulfilled"
Nickname: "The Big Land"
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Borders on Quebec
Largest settlement Happy Valley-Goose Bay[2]
Highest point Mount Caubvick
 - elevation 1,652 m (5,420 ft)
Area 294,330 km² (113,641 sq mi)
 - water 31,340 km² (12,100 sq mi)
Population 27,197 (2016)
Density 0.09 /km² (0 /sq mi)
Founded 1763
MP 1
Ethnic groups English, Innu, Inuit, Métis

Labrador is the part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada that is on the mainland. The Strait of Belle Isle to the east is between it and the island of Newfoundland in Atlantic Canada. To the south and west is the province of Quebec.

Not many people live in Labrador; in fact, only 8% of the population of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador lives in it, even though Labrador is twice as big as Newfoundland. Until the 1950s, most of the people who lived there were Aboriginals. Then some Europeans immigrated to the area and worked as merchants; these people were once called Settlers.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Labrador Nunatsuak: Stories of the Big Land". Archived from the original on 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  2. "Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population". Statistics Canada. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 20 March 2014.

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