Burgeo

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Burgeo
Town
BurgeoNL.JPG
Official seal of Burgeo
Seal
Burgeo is located in Newfoundland
Burgeo
Burgeo
Location of Burgeo in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°36′00″N 57°38′00″W / 47.60000°N 57.63333°W / 47.60000; -57.63333
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Government
 • Mayor John Savoury
 • MHA Andrew Parsons (Burgeo and La Poile)
 • MP Gudie Hutchings (Long Range Mountains)
Population (2016)
 • Total 1,307[1]
Time zone Newfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
 • Summer (DST) Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Area code(s) 709

Burgeo is a Canadian town located on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The town is approximately 75 miles (121 km) east of Channel-Port aux Basques. Burgeo is home to Sandbanks Provincial Park. The park is named for its sand dunes and long expanses of flat, sandy beaches which are some of the most magnificent on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador.[2]

Demographics

The population was 900 in 1911, 2,474 in 1976, 1,607 in 2006, 1,464 in 2011 and 1,307 in 2016. [1]

Notable people

The famed Canadian nature writer and naturalist Farley Mowat lived in Burgeo for 5 years during his time in Newfoundland.

Transport Links

There is a ferry dock with connections to Ramea, Grey River and Francois.[3]

Climate

Climate data for Burgeo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
8.9
(48)
9.2
(48.6)
14.8
(58.6)
21.7
(71.1)
24.4
(75.9)
25.9
(78.6)
26.7
(80.1)
23.1
(73.6)
18.6
(65.5)
14.4
(57.9)
11.5
(52.7)
26.7
(80.1)
Average high °C (°F) −1.4
(29.5)
−2
(28)
0.5
(32.9)
4.5
(40.1)
8.8
(47.8)
12.6
(54.7)
16.5
(61.7)
18.1
(64.6)
15.2
(59.4)
10.3
(50.5)
5.8
(42.4)
1.3
(34.3)
7.5
(45.5)
Average low °C (°F) −8.4
(16.9)
−9.4
(15.1)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.4
(36.3)
6.4
(43.5)
10.5
(50.9)
11.4
(52.5)
7.8
(46)
3.4
(38.1)
−0.3
(31.5)
−5.4
(22.3)
0.9
(33.6)
Record low °C (°F) −19.4
(−2.9)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−25.2
(−13.4)
−12.2
(10)
−7.2
(19)
1.1
(34)
4.4
(39.9)
3.9
(39)
−0.6
(30.9)
−4.7
(23.5)
−12.9
(8.8)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−25.6
(−14.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 156.7
(6.169)
130.5
(5.138)
128.1
(5.043)
131.6
(5.181)
125.2
(4.929)
149.3
(5.878)
139.9
(5.508)
138.5
(5.453)
133.2
(5.244)
156.9
(6.177)
175.5
(6.909)
173.8
(6.843)
1,739.2
(68.472)
Source: 1961-1990 Environment Canada [4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Burgeo Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  2. ^ http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/parks/parks/p_sp/
  3. ^ "Burgeo". Town of Burgeo. Retrieved 17 March 2018. 
  4. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1961–1990. Retrieved 7 October 2012.

External links

  • BurgeoNL.com
  • Route480.com
  • Burgeo -Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol. 1, p. 287-288.

Coordinates: 47°36′N 57°38′W / 47.600°N 57.633°W / 47.600; -57.633


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