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Newfoundland and Labrador
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Newfoundland and Labrador |
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Flag | Coat of arms |
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Motto: Quaerite prime regnumDei
English: Seek ye first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33) |
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Capital | St. John's |
Official languages | English |
Type | Constitutional monarchy |
Monarch | ElizabethII |
Flower |   Pitcher plant |
Tree |   Black Spruce |
Bird |   Atlantic Puffin |

Newfoundland and Labrador is the easternmost province of Canada. It incorporates theisland of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador.  The Island of Newfoundland has its own dialects of English, French, and Irish. Newfoundland and Labrador's capital and largest city, St.John's
The name Newfoundland is derived from English as "New Found Land" (a translation from theLatin Terra Nova). The origin of Labrador is credited to both João FernandesLavrador.
History
European contact

The oldest accounts of European contact was made over a thousand years ago as described in the Viking. The Archaeological evidence of a Norsesettlement was found in L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland, which was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978.T he Portuguese mariner João Fernandes Lavrador visited the northAtlantic coast, Subsequently, in 1501 and 1502 the Corte-Real brothers explored Newfoundland and Labrador, claiming them as part of the Portuguese Empire.
 Sir Humphrey Gilbert,provided with letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I, landed in St John's in August 1583, and formally took possession of the island.

Colony of Newfoundland 1610–1728
Newfoundlandbecame one of the first permanent English colonies in the New World. From 1610 to 1728, Proprietary Governors were appointed to establish colonial settlements on the island. Explorers [continua]

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