Avalon Peninsula


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Avalon Peninsula,

3,579 sq mi (9,270 sq km), SE N.L., Canada, on Newfoundland. It is nearly divided at its center by Conception Bay and St. Mary's Bay. The peninsula is the most densely populated part of Newfoundland; St. John'sSaint John's,
city (2001 pop. 99,182), provincial capital, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on the northeast coast of the Avalon Peninsula, SE Newfoundland island. Built on hills overlooking a fine harbor, it is the commercial and industrial center of the province and the base
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 is the chief city. A lighthouse and radio direction-finding station are at Cape Race, which is the easternmost point in North America.
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John's had in establishing its authority in areas outside of the Avalon Peninsula.
A tropical storm watch was in place for the Avalon Peninsula, but the Miami-based hurricane center said Ophelia was expected to undergo steady weakening through Monday.
Cheryl Hickman started that young artists program to provide an opportunity to bring opera to the Avalon Peninsula.
00"W) on the southern shore of the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland (Newfoundland and Labrador.
About two-thirds of the island is forested, in an area roughly bisected by the route of the Trans Canada Highway, plus in additional areas of the Northern Peninsula, Avalon Peninsula, west coast, and in river valleys along the south coast.
French fishing villages were scattered along Placentia Bay, while the English occupied the east side of the Avalon Peninsula, from Ferryland to St.
Its influence caused an Irish pattern of speech and a vocabulary that is still noticeable in current Newfoundland English, especially in the Avalon Peninsula.
Valard will install 350-kV overhead lines that will run 684 miles from the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generating facility in central Labrador to Newfoundlands Avalon Peninsula.
THE SLENDER THREAD: Irish Women on the Southern Avalon, 1750-1860, by Willeen Keough, a historian at Simon Fraser University, is a lengthy (542 pages), deeply researched, and well-written study of Irish Catholic (and some Protestant) women who lived on the southern shores of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula from the late 1600s to the mid-1800s, particularly between about 1750 and 1860.
So, on 18 July, the GTS Katie stopped some 600km west of Canada, and then halted once more on 1 August, this time some 86 km south of the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland.
5, 1996--Mobil Corporation announced today that Mobil Oil Canada Properties, Chevron Canada Resources, and Petro-Canada, partners in the Hibernia offshore oil development project, will form a company that will own and construct a crude oil transshipment terminal on the Avalon Peninsula at Whiffen Head, Newfoundland, about five kilometers south of the town of Come by Chance.