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2001 population: 99,182
 (Source:
Statistics Canada)

St. John's is in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The city is the provincial capital.

The city was named for the feast day of St. John the Baptist.


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In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first wireless signals across the Atlantic, between here and Poldhu, Cornwall.

The local economy plunged in the early 1990s with the collapse of the cod fishery, but has rebuilt through with oil production and tourism.
Ranked No. 1 among Canada's Best Cities for Business, by Canadian Business magazine, Sept-Oct 2005.
Received national attention for a December 1992 fire which raged through the city, destroying an entire block.
Filming location for 2001 movie, "The Shipping News" and 1992 movie, "The Boys of St. Vincent"
Well-known residents have included:
· Shannon Tweed, actress
· Harry E. Watson, hockey player
· Mark Nichols, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (men's curling)
· Brad Gushue, 2006 Olympics gold medal winner (men's curling)
Nearby parks & recreation: Bowring Park, Pippy Park, Avalon Wilderness Reserve, Manuels River Walking Trail
Performing arts: Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Basilica Museum, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist Archive & Museum, James J. O'Mara Pharmacy Museum, Johnson Geo Centre, Lillian Stevenson Nursing Archives/Museum, Newfoundland Science Centre, Signal Hill National Historic Site, Cape Spear National Historic Site, Mallard Cottage, Hawthorne Cottage, Railway Coastal Museum
Archives: Maritime History Archive, Family History Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Colleges and universities: Centre for Nursing Studies, Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Quotes:
"Down below, St. John's looked like the night sky, the lights that marked the neighborhoods like constellations of stars. There was Buckmaster's Circle, Rawlin's Cross, the Upper Battery, the Lower Battery, Amherst Heights, Waterford Heights, Barter's Hill and Carter's Hill, the Hill of Chips, Monkstown, Cookstown, Rabbittown, all with their distinctive patterns of lights."
-- The Colony of Unrequited Dreams
Wayne Johnston
Listed places in St. John's:
 Airports (1)
 Archives (4)
 Cemeteries (3)
 Colleges (1)
 Hotels (11)
 Museums (4)
 Newspapers (1)
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St. John's Web sites
 St. John's local government
 St. John's board of trade
 Downtown St. John's


Ancestry & family history
 Newfoundland and Labrador genealogy page (GenWeb)
 Canadian Genealogy Centre
 Early Canadiana Online
 Newfoundland and Labrador family search
 Upper and Lower Canada marriage bonds

  Census records (historic):
  1901 census
  1911 census

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  Library and Archives Canada collection

  Immigration:
  Immigration records, 1925-1935
  Land:
  Canadian County Atlas

  Military:
  Soldiers of World War I

Archives
 Archives in St. John's include Archives of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's, Family History Resource Centre, Maritime History Archive, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Archives

 Newfoundland and Labrador archive
 Library & Archives Canada

Arts

  Music
  Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra


Attractions
 St. John's museums


Cemeteries
 Cemeteries in St. John's include Church of England Cemetery, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery

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 St. John's area cemeteries
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Colleges and universities in St. John's include Memorial University of Newfoundland

 Colleges in Newfoundland and Labrador

Entertainment
 Movies & TV shows filmed in St. John's

Environment
 Air quality forecasts for Newfoundland and Labrador
 Environment Canada
 Nature Conservancy in Canada

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 St. John's festival web sites:
  Jazz Festival

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Government
 St. John's local government Web site
 Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government

History
 Archives in Newfoundland and Labrador
 Library & Archives Canada
 Heritage Canada

Jobs
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Newspapers in St. John's include Saint John's Telegram

 Newspapers in Newfoundland and Labrador

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