Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Burlington is located in Newfoundland
Location of Burlington in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 49°45′08″N 56°01′02″W / 49.75222°N 56.01722°W / 49.75222; -56.01722
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
 • Total 4.11 km2 (1.59 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 349
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709
Website Town of Burlington Official Site

Burlington is an incorporated town located at the north side of the mouth of Green Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Burlington, once named Northwest Arm, is a small fishing and lumbering community that was permanently settled in the mid-19th century. The community was renamed in the early part of 1915 due to a mix-up in the mail service. After many residents complained that their mail was sent to another community with a similar name, the town leaders felt the need to have a name change. Out of three separate entries, 'Burlington' was chosen.

Burlington and surrounding area has a distinct dialect that is still heard by many today, due to the English and Irish heritage the town has.

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Brief business & organizations information[edit]

There was no large industry in the 19th century. The early settlers fished for cod and cleared land to grow potatoes, cabbage and small fruits. Keeping animals provided meat for the winter and milk and butter in season. Settlers built their own boats for fishing in Labrador, or they were employed by the inshore fishery. When the mines opened at Bett's Cove and at Tilt Cove some of the men went there to work.

Logging pitprops for the United Kingdom were started in 1915 by John Jennings (contractor). This industry was closed in 1918 when the sale of pitprops ended. Lumber camps opened in 1920 but closed during the Depression of the 1930s. In 1935 the Thistle family started cutting export wood. They remained a major economic force in Burlington for approx. 30 years. Camps later opened for the cutting of pulpwood and continued for about ten years. In 1969 pulpwood was again the main industry, shipped out by truck from Burlington.


  Population in 2007     376  
  Population change from 2000     -8.0%  
  Median age     35  
  Number of families     127  
  Number of married couples     115  
  Total number of dwellings     130  
  Protestant     97.6%  
  Land area (km².)     4.11  

Statistics Canada detail demographics follow link here

Canada 2006 Census Population  % of Total Population
Visible minority group
South Asian 0 0%
Chinese 0 0%
Black 0 0%
Filipino 0 0%
Latin American 0 0%
Arab 0 0%
Southeast Asian 0 0%
West Asian 0 0%
Korean 0 0%
Japanese 0 0%
Other visible minority 0 0%
Mixed visible minority 0 0%
Total visible minority population 0 0%
Aboriginal group
First Nations 0 0%
Métis 0 0%
Inuit 0 0%
Total Aboriginal population 0 0%
White 375 100%
Total population 375 100%

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1], Community Profiles from the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada - Census Subdivision
  2. ^ [2], Aboriginal Peoples - Data table

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Coordinates: 49°45′08″N 56°01′02″W / 49.75222°N 56.01722°W / 49.75222; -56.01722