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  • Welkom op Newfoundland
    Newfoundland Burgeo Sandbanks Provincial Park 2008 Hilda van der Lee english nederlands Copyright 2003 2014 Edwin Neeleman All rights reserved

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland
    see whales orcas and dolphins passing Icebergs on their way south from Greenland are melting away slowly and changing shape all time And the nicest people of the world are living in Newfoundland That might sounds exaggerating but it s really true The people there are so gently nice hospitable and helpful that for us this is the main reason to go to Newfoundland almost every year We don t

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  • Welkom op Newfoundland
    orka s en dolfijnen voorbijtrekken IJsbergen op weg van Groenland naar het zuiden smelten langzaam weg en nemen steeds weer andere vormen aan En op Newfoundland wonen de aardigste mensen ter wereld Dat klinkt misschien overdreven maar het is echt zo De mensen zijn er zo bijzonder vriendelijk gastvrij en behulpzaam dat het voor ons de voornaamste reden is om bijna ieder jaar opnieuw naar Newfoundland terug te keren Wanneer

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Where is Newfoundland?
    Quartet Water and Cobbles Contact Where is Newfoundland Newfoundland is a large island in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of Canada Together with Labrador it forms one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada The provincial capital St John s is located on the southeastern coast of the island Just south of the capital is Cape Spear North America s easternmost point Cape Spear Newfoundland is separated from

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: History
    regular basis During the 17th and 18th centuries there were numerous different settlements established on the Newfoundland coast chiefly by the English and French Some of them such as Cupids and Ferryland were formally planned others were composed of over wintering fishermen and developed spontaneously It was not however until the second half of the 18th century that a considerable population came to live permanently in Newfoundland Ferryland France as well as England had aspirations to rule this new land with its unknown riches Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland for England in 1583 France contested England s claims and Newfoundland changed hands several times The island called Newfoundland with the adjacent islands shall from this time forward belong of right wholly to Britain But it shall be allowed to the subjects of France to catch fish and to dry them on land in that part only and in no other besides that of the said Island of Newfoundland which stretches from the place called Cape Bonavista to the northern point of the said island and from thence running down by the western side reaches as far as the place called Point Riche Article XIII Treaty of Utrecht 1713 But in

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: People
    well as England claimed sovereignty over Newfoundland Eventually the island came under British control The economic depression in Europe led to an increased immigration from Europe Hereby Newfoundland became an island with a mixture of Scottish French English and Irish influences The most spoken language in Newfoundland is English Just a half percent of the people speak French as their sole mother tongue Newfoundland has a dialect of English known as Newfoundland English During the last decades the population of Newfoundland declined strongly In 2006 Newfoundland had 479 105 inhabitants which is 11 less than in 1991 when still 538 099 people lived on the island About 60 percent of the people live in urban areas and the rest in farms or small villages called outports More than 30 percent of the people live in or near the capital St John s Snooks Arm Baie Vert Peninsula The main cause for the population decline is the collapse of the cod fishery With a high level of unemployment and low average incomes Newfoundland has no sufficient prospects to offer to the younger people Many of them have to leave the island and are moving to the continent where they go studying

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: Politics and government
    1948 which asked Newfoundlanders to choose between confederation with Canada and British dominion status was decided by a vote of 51 to 49 for confederation with Canada Newfoundland joined Canada on March 31 1949 The province s government is modeled on the British parliamentary system The Crown s representative is a lieutenant governor effectively appointed by the Government of Canada The legislature consists only of the House of Assembly The leader of the largest party in the Assembly is appointed premier and selects the other members of the cabinet The government remains in office for four years or until a general election is called The people of the province have a small voice in setting federal policy Newfoundland and Labrador has seven representatives in the House of Commons and seven Senators and by convention at least one Newfoundlander is appointed to the federal cabinet Politics of the province were dominated by the Liberal Party led by Joseph R Smallwood from confederation until 1972 In 1972 the Smallwood government was replaced by the Progressive Conservative administration of Frank Moores In 1979 Brian Peckford another Progressive Conservative became Premier During this time Newfoundland was involved in a dispute with the federal government

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  • Welcome to Newfoundland :: economy
    Reflection Quartet Water and Cobbles Contact Economy Fishing boats in the harbour of La Scie May 2004 Industry and Economy Economy Agriculture Fisheries Forestry Mining and Oil Services The economy of Newfoundland and Labrador is heavily dependent on natural resources For centuries the most important economic activity was cod fishing Farming was a supplementary activity for many fishers but the poor soil and harsh climate prevented any significant agricultural development Exploitation of the province s rich forestry and mineral resources expanded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Since the 1960s the province has experienced chronic economic hardship because of declining fish stocks and fluctuating world demand for many of its resource based products Fishing pulp and paper manufacturing and iron ore mining remain major activities However they generally do not provide sufficient jobs or income to alleviate widespread poverty and a high rate of unemployment In 2007 expanding exportation of oil and resources was due to a substantial growth of the economy of Newfoundland and Labrador The unemplyment rate went down by 1 2 percent to 13 6 percent the lowest level in 26 years Despite that the province still has the highest unemployment rate in Canada and

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