Burgeo

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Burgeo
Town
BurgeoNL.JPG
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 1,464[1]
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Burgeo /ˈbəri./ is a Canadian town located on Grandy Island near island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. At their nearest points, Grandy Island and Newfoundland are less than 50 metres apart. Burgeo is connected to the rest of the province by Route 480, a 150 km long road that is known for its isolation and potholes[2] and was #4 on the CAA's list of the worst roads in Atlantic Canada.[3]

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 Newfoundland and Labrador.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The population was 69 in 1911, 2,666 in 1976, 1,607 in 2006 and 1,420 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 [5]

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