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Port Saunders, Newfoundland and Labrador

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The location of Port Saunders

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Welcome to Port Saunders ...

The coastal town of Port Saunders is located on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, the west coast of Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula.

A typical abbreviation for Port Saunders: Prt. Saunders

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Port Saunders had a population of 747 people.<1>

Time Zone: Port Saunders 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 area code for Port Saunders: (709)

The Canadian Postal Code for Port Saunders: A0K<2>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Port Saunders had a population of 747 people.

The population of Port Saunders represents 0.15% of the population of Newfoundland and Labrador (which had 505,469 people at that time), making it the province's 89th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 747 people, the population of Port Saunders decreased 8% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 812 people).

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

Communities near Port Saunders ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Port Saunders and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2006
Barr'd Harbour   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bartletts Harbour   [Map]   ---   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bellburns   [Map]   83   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Castor River South   [Map]   ---   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Eddies Cove West   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Hawkes Bay   [Map]   391   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Saunders. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Saunders ...

Looking for more information about Port Saunders? 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 Port Saunders, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Saunders.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when 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 Saunders. 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Saunders. 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 Saunders 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 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 Saunders). 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 Saunders or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Port Saunders. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Port Saunders) 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 Saunders. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port Saunders

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Saunders. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 50.6490, Longitude: -57.2887     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Port Saunders.


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