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Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Welcome to Port Hope Simpson ...

The coastal town of Port Hope Simpson is located on the southeast Atlantic coast of Labrador.

A typical abbreviation for Port Hope Simpson: Prt. Hope Simpson

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Port Hope Simpson had a population of 529 people.<1>

Port Hope Simpson was founded in 1934.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Port Hope Simpson: Named after Sir John Hope Simpson (1868-1961), the Commissioner of Natural Resources and acting Commissioner of Justice.

The community of Port Hope Simpson is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Port Hope Simpson 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).

Note: If you travel east from Port Hope Simpson, you will leave Newfoundland Time and cross into the Atlantic Time Zone (AST/ADT).

The area code for Port Hope Simpson: (709)

The Canadian Postal Code for Port Hope Simpson: A0K<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Port Hope Simpson had a population of 529 people.

The population of Port Hope Simpson represents 0.1% of the total population of Newfoundland and Labrador (which had 505,469 people at that time), making it the province's 131st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 529 people, the population of Port Hope Simpson increased 3.93% from the 2001 StatCan census (which had a count of 509 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Hope Simpson.

Communities near Port Hope Simpson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Port Hope Simpson and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2006
Aaron Cove   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Aaron Island   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Charlottetown   [Map]   366   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Georges Cove   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Kings Cove   [Map]   ---   E   23 miles [37 km]
Mary's Harbour   [Map]   417   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Port Hope Simpson.

Websites for Port Hope Simpson ...

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Port Hope Simpson, the following might be of interest:  
        Labrador Coastal Drive:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Hope Simpson ...

Looking for more information about Port Hope Simpson? 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.

Looking for more information about Port Hope Simpson? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Port Hope Simpson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Port Hope Simpson.

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) Port Hope Simpson. 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
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 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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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Hope Simpson. 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 Port Hope Simpson 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Hope Simpson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Port Hope Simpson). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Port Hope Simpson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Port Hope Simpson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Hope Simpson) 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 Port Hope Simpson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port Hope Simpson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Hope Simpson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 52.5451, Longitude: -56.2993     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Port Hope Simpson.


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