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Encyclopedia > Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador

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. The town was established as a Moravian mission in 1771 by Jens Haven and other missionaries. The current population is more than 1,100, predominantly Inuit and mixed Inuit-White. Motto: Quaerite Prime Regnum Dei (Latin: Seek ye first the kingdom of God) Official languages None Capital St. ... Happy Valley-Goose Bay (2001 pop. ... The Moravian churches form a modern, mainline Protestant denomination with a religious heritage that began in 15th-century Bohemia, Czech Republic. ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Jens Haven (June 23, 1724 – April 16, 1796) Moravian missionary and founder of the first Moravian mission in Labrador, born in Wust, Jutland, Denmark and died at Herrnhut, Saxony, Germany. ... Inuit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, singular Inuk / ᐃᓄᒃ) is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic coasts of Siberia, Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Labrador and Greenland (see Eskimo). ...

Nain, Labrador, Canada, 1966 photo
Nain, Labrador, Canada, 1966 photo

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Geography

Nain is located on the north side of Unity Bay, a small inlet. The bay is open to the Atlantic Ocean but Nain's harbour is protected by numerous islands, the largest of which is Paul's Island. From Nain to the open Labrador Sea is approximately 50 km east through Strathcona Run. Nain is inaccessible by road and may be reached only by air or sea. Pauls Island (), Labrador, near the town of Nain, is the geological type area of the mineral labradorite, which is a plagioclase feldspar. ... Labrador Sea is an arm of the North Atlantic Ocean between Labrador and Greenland. ...


History

Nain was proposed as the administrative capital of autonomous region of Nunatsiavut. However, Hopedale was chosen. 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). ... Hopedale is a town located in the North of Labrador, the mainland portion of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ...


Many Inuit from Hebron were relocated to Nain by the provincial government after the Moravian mission at Hebron was closed under government pressure in 1959. Hebron, on the northern coast of Labrador, was the site of a mission opened in 1831 by the Moravian Church to minister to the corporal and spiritual needs of the local Inuit, or Eskimo, population. ... A Moravian can be: an ethnic group a Christian denomination This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Industry

Fishing is the main industry in Nain. Traditional hunting and trapping activities continue through the winter months after the fishing season has ended.


See also

Communities of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z See also List of other Canadian Cities, Towns & Villages by Province...

External links

  • Personal blog about Nain 1965-66, photographs depicting the life of the small Nain Community in Labrador, Newfoundland, Canada. Taken by John Penny, an 18 year old v.s.o. teacher.
  • Personal blog about Nain 1966-67, including photographs, letters, articles and children's work by Pat Taylor, v.s.o. teacher in the community.

Coordinates: 56°32′57″N, 61°41′49″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ...

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Other communities Bonavista - Carbonear - Channel-Port aux Basques - Clarenville - Cupids - Ferryland - Fogo - Gander - Grand Falls-Windsor - Happy Valley-Goose Bay - Harbour Grace - Labrador City - Marystown - Nain - Placentia - Red Bay - St. Anthony - Stephenville - Trinity

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Labrador is bordered by Québec province on the south, west, and north; the Atlantic Ocean on the east; and the Strait of Belle Isle on the southeast.
Newfoundland and Labrador frequently has the highest unemployment rate in Canada, and financial assistance from the federal government is essential to the well-being of the population.
Newfoundland and Labrador is represented in the Canadian Parliament by seven elected representatives in the House of Commons and five senators appointed by the federal government to the Senate.
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Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro are the two utilities responsible for generating and distributing electricity.
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