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Encyclopedia > Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador
The sun sets over Deer Lake, Newfoundland, June 2003.
The sun sets over Deer Lake, Newfoundland, June 2003.

Deer Lake (2006 pop.: 4,827) is a Canadian town in the western part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Download high resolution version (1138x1229, 119 KB)The sun sets over Deer Lake, June 2003. ... Download high resolution version (1138x1229, 119 KB)The sun sets over Deer Lake, June 2003. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


The town derives its name from Deer Lake and is situated at the outlet of the upper Humber River at the northeastern end of the lake. Deer Lake is a Canadian lake in the western part of the island of Newfoundland. ... The Humber River is a river in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...

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Economy

The town is located in Division No. 5 and is the gateway to the Great Northern Peninsula, owing to an important highway interchange on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is the closest major community to Gros Morne National Park and is home to the Deer Lake Airstrip. // Defined Census Division No. ... The Great Northern Peninsula is the largest and longest peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, Canada, approximately 225km long and a width of 80km at its widest point and encompasses an area of 17,483km2. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ... Western Brook Pond. ...


A hydroelectric plant was established on the Humber River in 1925 to provide electricity to a pulp and paper paper mill in Corner Brook. Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pulp and Paper is the name of the largest United States-based trade magazine for the pulp and paper industry. ... Overlooking City of Corner Brook from James Cook Park Corner Brook is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ...


History

A wood carving of the town seal of Deer Lake on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
A wood carving of the town seal of Deer Lake on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The first settlers in the area arrived from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia in 1864. Originally loggers and trappers, the settlers later took up farming. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 581 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2025 × 2090 pixel, file size: 377 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a digital photo I took myself. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 581 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2025 × 2090 pixel, file size: 377 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This is a digital photo I took myself. ... Memorial University of Newfoundland, (popularly known as Memorial University or MUN) is a comprehensive university located primarily in St. ... For other uses, see Cape Breton. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


In 1922, a work camp was set up to support the International Pulp and Paper company. The camp would later become the town of Deer Lake. A formal townsite was constructed in 1925 and included a railroad terminal, churches and a small hospital. The town was incorporated in 1951. Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The town's airstrip was built in 1955 and is one of the town's major employers. In 2004 Deer Lake Airstrip began plans to redesign the airport terminal, due to be completed in June 2007. The primary population that the airport serves is approximately 55,000. The effect was from Rocky Harbour to Corner Brook and around Deer Lake. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rocky Harbour or Leung Shuen Wan Hoi (糧船灣海) is a harbour at the south-east of Sai Kung Peninsula, Hong Kong. ... Corner Brook[1] is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ...


Demographics

Population, 2006: 4,827


Population, 2001: 4,769


Population, 1996: 5,222


2001 to 2006 population change: 1.2 percent


Number of families: 1,470


Land (square kilometers): 73.23


Average earnings (for people who work year-round, full-time: $30,970 (Canadian dollars)


Median household income: $32,752


See also

  • Sublist of cities in Newfoundland and Labrador

This page lists cities of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ...

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Coordinates: 49°10′28″N, 57°25′37″W Image File history File links Flag_of_Newfoundland_and_Labrador. ... This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Newfoundland —   IPA: [nuw fÉ™n lænd] (French: , Irish: ) is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Labrador (also Coast of Labrador) is a region of Atlantic Canada. ... Capital Hopedale (legislative) Nain (administrative) Area Total Recognized 142,450 km² 72,520 km² Nunatsiavut (Inuktitut: ᓄᓇᑦᓯᐊᕗᑦ) is an area claimed by the Inuit in Canada (not to be confused with the territory Nunavut). ... The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is divided into 10 Census divisions which are numbered 1 through 10. ... Division No. ... Census Division No. ... // Defined Census Division No. ... Division No. ... Division No. ... Census Division No. ... // Census Division No. ... Overlooking City of Corner Brook from James Cook Park Corner Brook is a city located in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located on the Humber River. ... Mount Pearl is a city on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in Division No. ... Nickname: Motto: Avancez (Go forward) Coordinates: , Country Province Established August 5, 1583 by Royal Charter of Queen Elizabeth I Government  - City Mayor Andy Wells  - Governing body St. ... This page lists communities of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Bishops Falls is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Categories: Towns | Newfoundland and Labrador communities | Coastal towns of Canada | Canada-place stubs ... Botwood is a town in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Carbonear is a town on the Bay de Verde Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Port aux Basques and the other Marine Atlantic ferry ports Channel-Port aux Basques (also Port aux Basques) is a town at the extreme southwestern tip of the island of Newfoundland fronting on the eastern end of the Cabot Strait. ... Clarenville (2006 pop. ... Ferryland in Newfoundland is part of the Avalon Peninsula on the southern shore of the island south of St. ... Closeup of Fogo Island Fogo Island, the largest of Newfoundlands offshore islands, lies off the northeast coast near Lewisporte and Twillingate. ... A wood carving of the town seal of Gander on display at Memorial University of Newfoundland. ... Grand Falls-Windsor is a community in north-central Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Happy Valley-Goose Bay is a town in Labrador of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, the largest population centre in the central part of Labrador. ... Harbour Grace is one of the oldest towns in Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... Orthographic projection over Labrador City Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador Labrador City is a small town in western Labrador (part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador), near the Quebec border. ... A canadian town in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with a population of only 7000. ... Nain is the northernmost town of any size in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located about 230 miles by air from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. ... Motto: Crown of the Valley Coordinates: Country Canada  Province Newfoundland and Labrador  Established 1969  - Mayor Robert “Bob” Mercer  - Governing Body Town of Pasadena Area    - Town 49. ... Peterviews welcome sign on the only road into the community. ... Panorama of Placentia. ... Red Bay (, NST) is a fishing village and former site of a Basque whaling station on the southern coast of Labrador in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. ... St. ... Stephenville (2005 est. ... Twillingate is a town of about 3,000 inhabitants situated on two neighbouring islands in northern Newfoundland. ... The Town Crest Woody Point is a beautiful and historic town located in the heart of Gros Morne National Park, on the western coast of Newfoundland. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (2518 words)
Newfoundland and Labrador (French, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, Irish: Talamh an Éisc agus Labradóir, Latin: Terra Nova) was the tenth province to join the Canadian confederation.
Newfoundland received a colonial assembly in 1832, which was and still is referred to as the House of Assembly, after a fight led by reformers William Carson, Patrick Morris and John Kent.
Newfoundland's long-standing Labrador boundary dispute with Canada was resolved to the satisfaction of Newfoundland and Canada (but not Quebec, the province that bordered Labrador) with the ruling, on April 1, 1927 by the Imperial Privy Council.
Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (269 words)
The town of Deer Lake is a major transportation hub in western Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The town is situated on the Humber River (Newfoundland) and along the Trans Canada Highway.
The lake got its name from the many caribou, called "deer" by the first European visitors to the area.
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