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The location of Argentia

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Welcome to Argentia ...

Argentia is located on the south coast of Newfoundland (at Placentia Bay).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Argentia: From the Latin word for silver: 'argentum'.

Time Zone: Argentia lies in the Newfoundland Time Zone (NST/NDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: NST- Heure Normale de Terre-Neuve (HNT), NDT- Heure Avancée de Terre-Neuve (HAT).

The telephone area code for Argentia: (709)

Communities near Argentia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Argentia and not the distance if you drove it.<1>.

Community   2006<2>
Population
DirectionDistance
Dunville   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Ferndale   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fox Harbour   [Map]   314   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Great Barasway   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Little Barasway   [Map]   ---   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Long Harbour - Mount Arlington Heights   [Map]   211   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Argentia.

Communities Also Named Argentia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Argentia - it's located in Alberta.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Argentia.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Argentia. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Argentia:

Websites for Argentia ...

Official Website:   www.argentia.nf.ca/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.argentiachamber.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Argentia ...

Looking for more information about Argentia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Argentia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Argentia.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Argentia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Visit our Community Index for Newfoundland and Labrador

About Newfoundland and Labrador

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Argentia: www.argentia.nf.ca/

The official website for Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: www.gov.nl.ca/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Argentia. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Argentia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Argentia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Argentia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argentia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2993, Longitude: -53.9901     [Map].

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<2>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Argentia were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Argentia.