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
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
Government
 • MHA Kevin Parsons (PC)
 • MP Nick Whalen (LIB)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,866
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709
Website Pouch Cove

Pouch Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. As of 2011 the population is 1866 Canada 2011 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. It was officially incorporated in 1970. The post office was established in 1975. There is an active town council. It is said[by whom?] that Pouch Cove is the "first to see the sun" rise in North America.

The municipality of Pouch Cove also encompasses the smaller rural settlement of Shoe Cove.

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

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