Place:Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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NameTwillingate
TypeCommunity
Coordinates49.633°N 54.75°W
Located inNewfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Twillingate is a town of 2,448[1] people located on the Twillingate Islands ("Toulinquet") in Notre Dame Bay. It is located off the northeastern shore of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was incorporated on September 30, 1965. The town is about north of Lewisporte and Gander. The Town of Twillingate includes such localities as Back Harbour, Bayview, Durrell, Gillard's Cove, Jenkins Cove, Manuel's Cove, and Wild Cove.

The islands provide an excellent sheltered harbour and easy access to the rich fishing grounds nearby. In recent years, a causeway named after Walter B. Elliot was built, which connects it to the mainland via New World Island. Labeled as "The Iceberg Capital of the World", the town is one of the oldest ports on the island.[2] It was a historic fishing community, but because of the decline of the fishing industry, its economy now relies more on tourism.[3]

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