St. Shott's

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St. Shott's
Town
St. Shott's is located in Newfoundland
St. Shott's
St. Shott's
Location of St. Shott's in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 46°37′58″N 53°35′14″W / 46.63278°N 53.58722°W / 46.63278; -53.58722
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Area
 • Land 1.14 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 81
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

St. Shott's is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is notable for being the southernmost town in the province. The town is also notable due to the unusual amount of shipwrecks which have accumulated in the waters off its coast over the last five centuries. One such shipwreck is that of the Dutch Steamship "Anton van Driel", which ran aground on a foggy day while returning from Newfoundland to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Of the 30 individuals on board, only three survived drowning after being rescued by a tugboat, and only one body was ever recovered, that of a man named Hajo de Jonge.

Demographics[edit]

The town had a population of 81 in the Canada 2011 Census, down -25.7% from 109 in the Canada 2006 Census.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "St. Shott's Census Profile". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 46°37′58″N 53°35′14″W / 46.63278°N 53.58722°W / 46.63278; -53.58722