Gambo, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Gambo
Town
Gambo is located in Newfoundland
Gambo
Gambo
Location of Gambo in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 48°47′N 54°13′W / 48.783°N 54.217°W / 48.783; -54.217Coordinates: 48°47′N 54°13′W / 48.783°N 54.217°W / 48.783; -54.217
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Census division 7
Area
 • Total 92.07 km2 (35.55 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,984
 • Density 22.6/km2 (59/sq mi)
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Gambo is a town in northeastern Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is in Division No. 7 on Freshwater Bay. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census:

  • Population: 2,084
  • % Change (1996-2001): approx. -10.9
  • Dwellings: 859
  • Area (km².): 92.07
  • Density (persons per km².): 22.6

It is the closest town to Mint Brook - the birthplace of Joey Smallwood, former Premier of Newfoundland and last father of confederation. It is located 47 km (29 mi) from Gander Airport and 303 km (188 mi) from St. John's.

History[edit]

The first steam driven saw mill in Newfoundland was established here. The first way office was established in 1882 under Waymaster Simeon Osmond. In 1964 the three separate communities of Dark Cove, Middle Brook, and Gambo were incorporated as one town known as Dark Cove-Middle Brook-Gambo. In 1980 the town officially changed its name to Gambo. [1]

Tourism[edit]

Gambo is known for its Smallwood Days and its Loggers' Sports Festival. One of the most important sights is the Logger's Memorial Park.

Logger's Memorial Park
Logger's Memorial Park

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Town of Gambo". Retrieved 1 March 2012.