Francois, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Province||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|Time zone||UTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)|
Francois (// fran-SWAY) is a settlement and outport in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is located on the southern coast of Newfoundland on François Bay at the end of a small fjord. There is a general store, a post office and a small museum, accessed by concrete pathways and boardwalks.
The community was first settled in the 1700s, and resisted the government resettlement programs of the mid 20th century, though it reconsidered and rejected resettlement in 2013. It had a population of 89 as of the 2016 Census.
The tallest mountain in the community is the 600 ft Friar, and there are several walking trails in the area. The community has very little unemployment. The community's school has 13 students from kindergarten to grade 12. Most residents pronounce the name "Fran-sway", and its proper spelling is without the cedilla found in the French word françois.
- Crummey, Michael. Sweet, secluded society, Saltscapes (May/June 2011)
- (12 October 2014 - air date?). Fog of the Outport, Land and Sea, CBC
- (14 August 2014). What it means to be a Newfoundlander is quickly changing, The Globe and Mail
- MacIsaac, Chantelle (13 January 2014). No resettlement for Francois, Prince Albert Daily Herald
- Census Profile (2016)
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