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Saint John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Welcome to Saint John's ...

The coastal city of Saint John's is located on the Avalon Peninsula of southeast Newfoundland.

A typical abbreviation for Saint John's: St. Johns

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Saint John's had a population of 100,646 people.<1>

Saint John's was established August 5, 1583.

Time Zone: Saint John's 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 Saint John's: (709)

The Canadian Postal Codes for Saint John's: A1A, A1B, A1C, A1E, A1G, A1H<2>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Saint John's had a population of 100,646 people.

The population of Saint John's represents 19.91% of the total population of Newfoundland and Labrador (which had 505,469 people at that time), making it the province's most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 100,646 people, the population of Saint John's increased 1.48% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 99,182 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint John's.

Communities near Saint John's ...

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

Community   2006
Bay Bulls   [Map]   1,078   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Conception Bay South   [Map]   21,966   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Goulds   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Mount Pearl   [Map]   24,671   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Paradise   [Map]   12,584   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove   [Map]   915   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Saint John's.

Communities Also Named Saint John's ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 30 communities that are also named Saint John's - they are located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Montana, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Saint John's.

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 Saint John's. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Saint John's:

Websites for Saint John's ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint John's ...

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned 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) Saint John's. 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Saint John's 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)'. In the case of Saint John's, we provide only the FSA and not the 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 Saint John's). 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 Saint John's 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 'straight-line' distance starting in Saint John's. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Saint John's) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Saint John's. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint John's

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint John's. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.5500, Longitude: -52.6667     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Saint John's.


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