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Located on the east coast of Newfoundland, the Avalon Peninsula has a population of 262,410 - almost half of the island’s total population. St. John’s, the province’s historic capital, is one of the oldest cities in North America. The region has a diversified economy in the oil, fishing, culture, tourism, technology, and health industries.

Francophonie in the Avalon Peninsula dates back to the 1950s and is much more recent and diverse than the Francophonie in the Port au Port Peninsula. Acadians, Quebeckers, people from St. Pierre and Miquelon, West Indians, and Francophones from Canada and other parts of the world live in the capital city and surrounding areas. Most Francophones living in St. John’s work in the service industry, in education, or for the provincial and federal governments.

There are approximately 9,500 French speakers on the Avalon Peninsula, 600 of whom speak French as their first language.

  • St-John's

St. John's, with a population of 100,646 inhabitants, is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. This is also the city's oldest and most easterly of Canada. It offers all the benefits and services of a capital in a small town atmosphere. The Francophone community of St. John's has a Community and School Centre : Centre scolaire et communautaire des Grands-Vents since 2004.
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  • Placentia

With 4,426 inhabitants, Placentia is a small town on the southwest coast of the Avalon Peninsula. The city is close to Argentia, the ferry dock the ferry from Nova Scotia and Cape Ecological Reserve St. Mary's (approximately 50 km). Placentia has been the French capital of Newfoundland (Plaisance until 1713). The French Association of Placentia has existed since 2003 and brings together a dozen Francophone and Francophile.
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  • Discover the Avalon Peninsula by watching the promotional video Osez Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador !

Fédération des francophones de Terre-Neuve et du Labrador (FFTNL)
65, chemin Ridge, 2e étage, bureau 233
St. John's (Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador)
A1B 4P5

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