Newfoundland, today known as Newfoundland and Labrador, is a province in eastern Canada, nearly half of which is a large island.
John Cabot's 1497 exploration of the area allowed for the development of Newfoundland as a European fishery during the 1500s.1 Newfoundland was England's first permanent colony in the “New World”, and it became the tenth province, in 1949, to enter the Canadian Confederation.2
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