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Encyclopedia > Burin Peninsula

Burin Peninsula is a peninsula located near Burin—St. George's in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... Burin—St. ... Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages English Capital St. ...


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The historic town of Burin, incorporated in 1950, is located on Route 210 on the Burin Peninsula in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Burin was settled nearly three hundred years ago with the first evidence of permanent settlement dated at 1718.
Explore Burin's homepage and you'll be eager to experience the historic and rich culture of a seafaring people.
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Present-day Burin is an amalgamation of communities along Burin Inlet and adjacent islands, most of which date from the 1700s or 1800s.
Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Burin developed as a major port for the Grand Banks and inshore fisheries and as a shipbuilding and dry dock centre.
As the principal harbour on the peninsula it had a school and courthouse before 1800 and a variety of local industries after that date.
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