The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador lies between the 46th and 61st parallels with the bulk of the island portion being below the 50th parallel. The island is located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the larger Labrador portion is on the eastern part of the Canadian mainland. Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s most easterly province and its newest having joined Confederation in 1949. Rich with history. Rife with culture. Sprawling with natural beauty, surrounded by the sea. Newfoundland is an island with 9,871 kilometres (6,169 miles) of coastline. The vast mainland territory of Labrador has 8,172 km (5,108 mi.) fronting the Atlantic’s Labrador Sea. Numerous islands add over 10,913 km (6,821 mi.) more, giving the province an astonishing grand total coastline of 28,956 km (18,098 mi.).