Colliers, Newfoundland and Labrador

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Colliers
Town
Colliers is located in Newfoundland
Colliers
Colliers
Location of Colliers in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°27′N 53°14′W / 47.450°N 53.233°W / 47.450; -53.233
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Census division 1
Government
 • Mayor Michael Moriarity
 • MHA Tom Hedderson (PC) Harbour Main
 • MP Scott Andrews (Liberal) Avalon
Area
 • Land 26.16 km2 (10.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 722
 • Density 27.6/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Colliers is a town on the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It is in Division 1 on Conception Bay.

According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:

  • Population: 720
  •  % Change (2001-2006): -1.0
  • Dwellings: 404
  • Area (km².): 26.16
  • Density (persons per km².): 27.6

Colliers was considered by John Guy and his associates as a preferred place for the first settlement in North America. The area that became known as Cupers Cove (Cupids) was chosen to great tragedy. If Colliers had been chosen, this tragedy might not have occurred. Thus Colliers would have been the first permanent settlement in North America.

Colliers is led by Mayor Michael Moriarity. MHA Tom Hedderson represents the town in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly, and is currently the Provincial Minister of Transportation and Works.

Colliers is a beautiful town, with rolling hills, rivers and a picturesque harbour that is often home to icebergs. Famous residents of Colliers include former Lt. Gov. James A. McGrath, actor John Ryan and musician Terry McDonald.

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Coordinates: 47°27′00″N 53°14′00″W / 47.45000°N 53.23333°W / 47.45000; -53.23333