Place:Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameBurlington
TypeCommunity
Coordinates49.752°N 56.017°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Burlington is an incorporated town located at the north side of the mouth of Green Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Burlington, once named Northwest Arm, is a small fishing and lumbering community that was permanently settled in the mid-19th century. The community was renamed in the early part of 1915 due to a mix-up in the mail service. After many residents complained that their mail was sent to another community with a similar name, the town leaders felt the need to have a name change. Out of three separate entries, 'Burlington' was chosen.

Burlington and surrounding area has a distinct dialect that is still heard by many today, due to the English and Irish heritage the town has.

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