Place:Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameLabrador City
TypeCommunity
Coordinates52.933°N 66.867°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Labrador City is a town in western Labrador (part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador), near the Quebec border with a population of 9,354 as of 2013. Labrador City is neighboured by Wabush, a smaller town with a population of approximately 1,861 as of 2011. Together, the "twin towns" are known as Labrador West.

Labrador City was founded in the 1960s to accommodate employees of the Iron Ore Company of Canada, and iron ore mining continues to be the primary industry in the town.

The Labrador City town crest features a Snowy Owl holding a scroll perched atop a black spade on a mound of red earth, symbolizing iron ore mining. The spade is flanked by two caribou. Both Snowy Owls and caribou are native to the Labrador City area. The Labrador City town motto is Kamistiatusset, a Naskapi word meaning "land of the hard-working people.

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