Coordinates: 51°37′19″N 56°42′50″W / 51.62194°N 56.71389°W / 51.62194; -56.71389
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Pied Noir
Pinware, NL
Pinware, NL
Coordinates: 51°37′19″N 56°42′50″W / 51.62194°N 56.71389°W / 51.62194; -56.71389
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • MayorKayla Beals
 • Town ClerkMary Ellen Butt
 • Total64
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code709
Highways Route 510 (Trans-Labrador Highway)

Pinware is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town has a population of 64, according to the Canada 2021 Census.[1]

The town is located along Route 510 in Labrador, between L'Anse-au-Diable and Red Bay.

The community has been formerly known as Riviere des François, Pirouette River, and Black Bay. It is believed the name is a corruption of Pied Noir (black foot) from the shape of a rock found at the mouth of Black Rock Brook.

Anglers fishing at the mouth of the Pinware River
Wharf in the morning


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Pinware had a population of 64 living in 28 of its 31 total private dwellings, a change of -27.3% from its 2016 population of 88. With a land area of 4.08 km2 (1.58 sq mi), it had a population density of 15.7/km2 (40.6/sq mi) in 2021.[1]

Its 2016 census count of 88 was a decrease from its 2011 population of 107.[2]


Pinware was once a fishing community.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. 8 February 2017. Retrieved Nov 4, 2020.
  3. ^ Delaney, Anna (Jul 18, 2016). "Adapt or die: Pinware mayor says towns must adapt to population changes or have 'sugar daddy' support them". CBC News. Retrieved Nov 4, 2020.

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51°37′19″N 56°42′50″W / 51.62194°N 56.71389°W / 51.62194; -56.71389