Where is Newfoundland & Labrador?
What is Newfoundland & Labrador?
Newfoundland and Labrador is the eastern most province in Canada. Newfoundland itself is an island in the Atlantic Ocean and Labrador is part of mainland Canada and located northwest of the island.
A former colony and dominion of the United Kingdom, Newfoundland and Labrador became the tenth province to enter the Canadian Confederation on March 31, 1949, as Newfoundland. On December 6, 2001, an amendment was made to the Constitution of Canada to change the province's official name to Newfoundland and Labrador.
The name Newfoundland is derived from English as "New Found Land" (a translation from the Latin Terra Nova). The origin of Labrador is uncertain; it is credited to both João Fernandes Lavrador, a Portuguese explorer, and lavrador - a title meaning "landholder".