Place:Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameStephenville
TypeCommunity
Coordinates48.55°N 58.567°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Stephenville (Canada 2011 Census population 6,719) is a Canadian town in Newfoundland and Labrador on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland.

The town functions as a local service centre for the southwestern part of the island, serving a direct population of 25,000 people from surrounding areas and over 90,000 people along the entire west coast of the island.

Stephenville has a modern 40-bed hospital (built in 2003), schools, stores, banks and government institutions. The provincial community college system, College of the North Atlantic, is headquartered in Stephenville and maintains a campus there for students from the southwestern region of the island. A provincial minimum security jail is also located in the town.

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