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Benton, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Benton.

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Around Benton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gander. It lies just northwest of Benton. Gander has a population of 11,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lewisporte. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Benton and has a population of 3,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Benton and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2006
Bishops Falls   [Map]   3,399   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Botwood   [Map]   3,052   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Carmanville   [Map]   753   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Centreville Wareham - Trinity   [Map]   1,122   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dover   [Map]   688   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Embree   [Map]   703   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gambo   [Map]   2,072   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   762   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Glovertown   [Map]   2,062   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Hare Bay   [Map]   1,020   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Musgrave Harbour   [Map]   1,085   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Wes Valley   [Map]   2,485   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Norris Arm   [Map]   911   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Peterview   [Map]   807   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Summerford   [Map]   976   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2006
Alexander Bay   [Map]   ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Appleton   [Map]   582   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clarkes Head   [Map]   ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Culls Harbour   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gambo South   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gander Bay South   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gander Bay   [Map]   ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Glovertown South   [Map]   ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harris Point   [Map]   ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Indian Bay   [Map]   196   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Middle Brook   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Traytown   [Map]   302   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trinity   [Map]   191   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wareham Centreville   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wareham   [Map]   ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Benton ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bloody Bay (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast of Benton   [Map]
Dover   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Gander   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Gander Bay   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Glovertown   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Grants   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hare Bay   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the East   [Map]
Shoal Bay (Historic)   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Trinity   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the East   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Benton.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benton. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism
    Parks for Newfoundland and Labrador

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Benton ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Benton.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]   CYQX   WNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Botwood Airport   [Map]   CCP2   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clarenville Airport   [Map]   CCZ3   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fogo Airport   [Map]   CDY3   N   53 miles [85.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Benton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Benton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]   CYQX   WNW   6 miles [9.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Botwood Airport   [Map]   CCP2   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clarenville Airport   [Map]   CCZ3   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fogo Airport   [Map]   CDY3   N   53 miles [85.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

St. John's Intl.   (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]
        Website for Saint John's International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gander Intl.   (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]
        Website for Gander International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Benton 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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Benton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton) 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 Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.9000, Longitude: -54.4333     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Benton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benton.