Newfoundland and Labrador are one of the thirteen provinces in the easternmost part of the Canadian nation. Located in the Atlantic region, the whole province comprises of the island of Newfoundland and the mainland Labrador. This, in turn, results with a combined land area of 405,212 square kilometres. The city of St.Johns is the capital of Newfoundland and Labrador. Around 40% of the population lives in St.Johns.
The province is separated geographically by the Strait of Belle Isle. Both the areas roughly have a triangle shape. Due to the geography, the climate of both regions has varying climate conditions. The Newfound part typically has a humid continental climate whereas the labrador region has a varying climate. In terms of economic growth, although it was depressed in the early periods, with a major boom in energy & mineral resources, the province has experienced higher growth in the economy.
Mining is of great importance to the economy of the province. At a certain period of time, Newfoundland was the major producer of iron and copper ore. However, the most important mining area of the province now lies in the western Labrador region. Most of the ores consist of huge iron ore reserves. Apart from iron, the mines produce gold, silica, barite, dolomite, gypsum, sand, gravel, etc. The province also consists of forest areas that support pulp and paper mills, as well as a sawmilling industry.
Although being an island province, there are several places of interest for tourists. Apart from that people can indulge in activities such as bird watching, camping, hiking, iceberg viewing, skiing and snowboarding etc.