King's Cove

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King's Cove
Athens of the North
Coordinates: 48°34′00″N 53°20′10″W / 48.56667°N 53.33611°W / 48.56667; -53.33611Coordinates: 48°34′00″N 53°20′10″W / 48.56667°N 53.33611°W / 48.56667; -53.33611
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
 • Total90
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709
King's Cove Head Lighthouse
Kings Cove Head Lighthouse.jpg
King's Cove Head Lighthouse in 2010
King's Cove is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
King's Cove
King's Cove Head Lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador
LocationKing's Cove Head
Bonavista Peninsula
Coordinates48°34′33.0″N 53°19′21.4″W / 48.575833°N 53.322611°W / 48.575833; -53.322611
Year first constructed1893
Foundationconcrete base
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower and lantern
Tower height8 metres (26 ft)
Focal height54 metres (177 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 4s.
Admiralty numberH0540
CHS numberCCG 443
NGA number1620
ARLHS numberCAN-662
Managing agentCanadian Coast Guard[1][2]

King's Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 90 in the Canada 2016 Census and 111 in the Canada 2011 Census. In 1940 it had a population of 345. In 1956 it was 262. The Post Office was established in 1851. Its founder was James Aylward from Keels,[citation needed] who was born in Ireland in county Cork in 1690. His direct descendants still live in the community.

Population History

  • Population in 2016–90
  • Population in 2011 – 111
  • Population in 2006 – 121
  • Population in 2001 – 159
  • Population in 1996 – 175
  • Population in 1991 – 214
  • Population in 1956 – 262
  • Population in 1940 – 345

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Southeastern Newfoundland The Lighthouse DirectoryUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 9 February 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.

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