Newfoundland is the world's sixteenth largest island, and the area of Labrador is over twice that of Newfoundland's.
The pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea) is the official flower of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the puffin is the official bird.
The island of Newfoundland does not have snakes, skunks, deer, porcupines, or groundhogs.
Newfoundland is home to some of the world's largest and most accessible seabird colonies in North America.
There are more than 29 varieties of marine mammals in the water surrounding the island of Newfoundland.
In 1919 a British aircraft departed from Lester's Field, in what is now the west central part of the city, and landed in Clifden, Ireland, less than 17 hours later, marking the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
English navigator Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland in 1583 as England's first possession in the Americas.
In 1901, Italian scientist Guglielmo Marconi set up a listening post on Signal Hill and successfully received the first wireless transmission from Europe.
Serious fires occurred in 1816, 1817, 1819, and 1846. AND THEN, the Great Fire of 1892 destroyed three-quarters of the city.
Cabot Tower (on Signal Hill) was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's "Voyage of Discovery".
Newfoundland has its own time zone - 1.5 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. This is where the sun first rises in North America.
Water Street is the oldest street in North America!
The majority of the population in St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador descends from both Ireland and England.
The accent heard in St. John's is very similar to that of Waterford, Ireland.