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a city in eastern Canada, capital of the province of Newfoundland. Population, 132,000 (1971). A port on the Atlantic Ocean, St. John’s is the chief economic and cultural center of the island of Newfoundland. Industry includes the processing of fish, which employs one-third of the industrial work force, and ferrous metallurgy, metalworking, oil refining, and ship repair. The city serves as the base for a fishing fleet.
a city and capital of the British possession of Antigua; located in the West Indies on the island of Antigua. Population, 25,000 (1967). St. John’s is a port, exporting sugar, cotton, and petroleum products. Industry includes the production of sugar, rum, and petroleum products and cotton ginning.