St. John's


St. John's

St. John's is the easternmost city in North America, located on the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland. St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Its name has been attributed to the Nativity of John the Baptist, when John Cabot was believed to have sailed into the harbour in 1497. Existing on maps as early as 1519, it is one of the oldest cities in North America. It was officially incorporated as a city in 1888. With a metropolitan population of approximately 219,207 (as of 1 July 2017), the St. John's Metropolitan Area is Canada's 20th-largest metropolitan area and the second-largest metropolitan area in Atlantic Canada.

The city has a rich history, having played a role in the French and Indian War, the American Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812. Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal in St. John's.

More Information

More information can be found on the tourism websites for the city of St. John's and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. These sites provide many more pictures and impressions as well as information about travel, things to do, restaurants, accommodations and much more.

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