Pouch Cove

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Pouch Cove
Town
Town of Pouch Cove
Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Pouch Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Official seal of Pouch Cove
Seal
Motto(s): 
First To See The Sun
Location of Pouch Cove in the St. John's Metropolitan Area.
Location of Pouch Cove in the St. John's Metropolitan Area.
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Founded1611[1]
Incorporated1970[1]
Government
 • MayorJoedy Wall
 • MHAKevin Parsons (PC)
 • MPNick Whalen (LIB)
Area
 • Total58.34 km2 (22.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2016[2])
 • Total2,069
 • Density35.5/km2 (91.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709
WebsitePouch Cove

Pouch Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The population is 2,069 according to the Canada 2016 Census. It is located on the northeast Avalon Peninsula, 27 kilometers north of St. John's, the province's capital city. The origin of Pouch Cove dates back to 1611, when fisherman from British ships, together with carpenters and other artisans, established a settlement.[1] The town was officially incorporated in 1970.[1] The post office was established in 1975. The Town has a Council consisting of a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and five councillors.[3] The town's motto is "first to see the sun," referring to the sunrise in North America.[4]

In 1987 the municipality was amalgamated with the smaller rural settlement of Shoe Cove.[1]

Coordinates: 47°46′01″N 52°46′01″W / 47.767°N 52.767°W / 47.767; -52.767

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  1. ^ a b c d e Michael Payne, Deborah Welch (16 September 2012). "Pouch Cove". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=1001505&Geo2=CD&Code2=1001&Data=Count&SearchText=pouch%20cove&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1
  3. ^ "Town of Pouch Cove - Our Council & Staff". Town of Pouch Cove. Retrieved 15 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Town of Pouch Cove". Town of Pouch Cove. Retrieved 15 November 2017. First To See The Sun

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