Burgeo

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Burgeo
Town
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Official seal of Burgeo
Seal
Burgeo is located in Newfoundland
Burgeo
Burgeo
Location of Burgeo in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°36′00″N 57°38′00″W / 47.60000°N 57.63333°W / 47.60000; -57.63333
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Government
 • Mayor Barbara Barter
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,337[1]
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Burgeo is a Canadian town located on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The town is approximately 75 miles (121 km) east of Channel-Port aux Basques. Burgeo is home to Sandbanks Provincial Park. The park is named for its sand dunes and long expanses of flat, sandy beaches which are some of the most magnificent on the island portion of this province. [2]

Demographics[edit]

The population was 900 in 1911, 2,474 in 1976, 1,607 in 2006 and 1,464 in 2011.[1]

Notable People[edit]

The famed Canadian nature writer and naturalist Farley Mowat lived in Burgeo during his time in Newfoundland.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Burgeo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
8.9
(48)
9.2
(48.6)
14.8
(58.6)
21.7
(71.1)
24.4
(75.9)
25.9
(78.6)
26.7
(80.1)
23.1
(73.6)
18.6
(65.5)
14.4
(57.9)
11.5
(52.7)
26.7
(80.1)
Average high °C (°F) −1.4
(29.5)
−2
(28)
0.5
(32.9)
4.5
(40.1)
8.8
(47.8)
12.6
(54.7)
16.5
(61.7)
18.1
(64.6)
15.2
(59.4)
10.3
(50.5)
5.8
(42.4)
1.3
(34.3)
7.5
(45.5)
Average low °C (°F) −8.4
(16.9)
−9.4
(15.1)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.4
(36.3)
6.4
(43.5)
10.5
(50.9)
11.4
(52.5)
7.8
(46)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.3
(31.5)
−5.4
(22.3)
0.9
(33.6)
Record low °C (°F) −19.4
(−2.9)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−25.2
(−13.4)
−12.2
(10)
−7.2
(19)
1.1
(34)
4.4
(39.9)
3.9
(39)
−0.6
(30.9)
−4.7
(23.5)
−12.9
(8.8)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−25.6
(−14.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 156.7
(6.169)
130.5
(5.138)
128.1
(5.043)
131.6
(5.181)
125.2
(4.929)
149.3
(5.878)
139.9
(5.508)
138.5
(5.453)
133.2
(5.244)
156.9
(6.177)
175.5
(6.909)
173.8
(6.843)
1,739.2
(68.472)
Source: 1961-1990 Environment Canada [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Burgeo Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 7 October 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/parks/p_sp/
  3. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1961–1990. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 47°36′N 57°38′W / 47.600°N 57.633°W / 47.600; -57.633