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Twillingate is a town situated on two neighbouring islands in northern Newfoundland. Its name comes from the French word "Toulinquet" which was given to the islands by French fishermen, who named them after a group of islands off the French coast, near Brest, also called Toulinquet. Local restaurants include Newfie Fog Cafe, R&j Restaurant, Pier 39 Restaurant & Pub, and Mary Brown's Fried Chicken.
Wondering where to stay? Lodging options in the town are mainly limited to Bed and Breakfast type accommodations. If you are travelling in the area, Twillingate is located close to Southern Ground, Lucy Island, Fogo Brandies, Exploits Lower Harbour and Coal All Island.
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Twillingate is at the mouth of the Exploits River where it flows into Notre Dame Bay. The islands provided an excellent sheltered harbour and easy access to the rich fishing grounds nearby. In recent years a causeway has been built connecting it to the mainland via New World Island.
Twillingate was probably used as a seasonal fishing port during the 15th and 16th centuries, but there were no recorded European settlers until the 17th century. The native Beothuk managed to survive until the early 19th century in small numbers near Twillingate and the mouth of the Exploits River.
As the population grew, Twillingate became an important fishing community - the "Capital of the North." It was a busy trade and service centre for Labrador and the northern shore fisheries for more than two centuries.
Since the moratorium on fishing northern cod was announced on July 2, 1992, Twillingate has been forced to look to the tourist industry for income and is becoming a popular spot for visitors in the summer. It is now being promoted as the "Iceberg Capital of the World".
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- Longitude: -54°45'44.162
- Latitude: 49°38'55.301
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