Bishop's Falls

Bishop's Falls is a town in the north-central part of the island of Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, with a population of 3,156 at the 2016 census.[1]

Bishop's Falls
Town

Seal
Motto(s): 
"In Media Silva Maneo"  (Latin)
"In the center of the forest, I remain"
Bishop's Falls
Location of Bishop's Falls in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 49°01′00″N 55°31′00″W
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
Census division6
Government
  MayorBryan King
Area
  Land28.12 km2 (10.86 sq mi)
Population
  Total3,156
  Density112.2/km2 (291/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code(s)709

Geography

It is in Division No. 6, on the Exploits River, near the town of Grand Falls-Windsor and the town of Botwood. It is commonly thought of as having the warmest summer temperatures in all of Newfoundland and Labrador.

History

The railroad played a major part in the area's history, as the town was a central hub during the travels of the "Newfie Bullet". There is a trestle in the town which is the longest east of Quebec. The existing trestle is the last of many which were built and destroyed by the strong ice flows (and a flood) that occur in the winter. The town sits along the Exploits River which flows through and to the falls from which the town takes its name.

Bishop's Falls also boasts a famous NHL player name, Alex Faulkner who played with Gordie Howe.

Demographics

According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census:[1]

  • Population: 3,156
  • % Change (2011–2016): 5.5%
  • Dwellings: 1,502
  • Land Area (km²): 28.12
  • Density (persons per km²): 112.2
North: Division No. 6, Subd. C
West: Division No. 6, Subd. C
Bishop's Falls
East: Division No. 6, Subd. D
South: Division No. 6, Subd. C

Notable people

See also

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Bishop's Falls, Town [Census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. Retrieved October 23, 2019.
  2. Sullivan, Joan (January 5, 2010). "An illness took Ron Pelley from paint to pixels". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved October 23, 2019.

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