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Labrador


Labrador borders Quebec and is separated from the island of Newfoundland by the Straight of Belle Island. The region has an area of 199,703 km2 and offers beautiful scenery in both the summer and winter seasons.

The region has a population of 17,575 people, representing 4.7% of the province’s total population. There are close to 1,650 people who speak French in the province, which represents 9.4% of the total population of Labrador, about 500 of whom speak French as a first language.

Francophonie in Newfoundland and Labrador relies on Labrador’s francophone communities, notably the mining towns of Labrador City and Wabush as well as the military base in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. In Labrador, mining during the 1950s and 1960s brought many Francophone families, mainly from Quebec, to the west of Labrador, while in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, the military base attracts many families for short periods of time.

  • Labrador City/Wabush
  • Labrador City is a mining town with a population of 7240 inhabitants. Recognized as the capital of the iron in Canada, its economy is based on the exploitation of iron as its neighboring city Wabush which has 1,739 souls. Located near the Quebec border, they both share with their neighbor Quebec, the joys of living in a northern region. These two cities are benefiting from huge forest landscapes and magnificent lakes, but also are regarded as the paradise of the Northern Lights
  • Visit www.labradorwest.com for more information (English only).






    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

    Date d'impression : 2021-04-15
    Téléphone : 709-722-0627
    Télécopieur : 709-722-9904
    Courriel :
    Site Internet : http://www.francotnl.ca/