Labrador is the mostly remote and sparsely settled mainland portion of . Named for 15th-century Portuguese explorer João Fernandes Lavrador, it's “the big land”: vast wilderness areas with abundant wildlife, whales and icebergs, some of the highest peaks east of the Canadian Rockies, and — almost as an afterthought — some widely scattered pockets of human habitation.

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is a vast but sparsely-populated rural area in northern Labrador which comprises six widely-scattered native villages and three abandoned ghost towns spread across over 72,000 square kilometres of land. Photo: Gierszep, Public domain.

and Wabush are a pair of towns in Labrador West on the Québec border. Photo: Felix-Antoine Tremblay, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town of 7,750 people in Labrador, founded in 1941 as a military base and seaport. Photo: Shawn, CC BY-SA 2.0.

, on the Labrador Peninsula in , occupies the northernmost tip of Labrador, . Photo: Gierszep, Public domain.


is a Labrador border town near Blanc-Sablon, Québec. Photo: phaselockedloop, CC BY-SA 2.0.

in Labrador is one of the last company towns in . Photo: Martin Lopatka, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a tiny coastal fishing village on the southeastern coast of Labrador with a population of just over 500 people. Photo: Cephas, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a town located on the southeastern Labrador coast, 215 km from the /Labrador border in . Photo: Llewelynpritchard, CC BY-SA 2.5.

Akami-Uapishkᵁ-KakKasuak-Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve is a national park reserve in central Labrador, . Photo: Gierszep, CC BY-SA 4.0.


Latitude of center
56° or 56° north
Longitude of center
-61° or 61° west

Also Known As

  • Arabic: Labrador
  • Arabic: لابرادور
  • Arabic: لبرادور
  • Breton: Labrador
  • Catalan: Labrador
  • Chinese: Labrador
  • Chinese: 拉布拉多
  • Czech: Labrador
  • Danish: Labrador
  • Dutch: Labrador
  • English: Nunatsuak
  • Esperanto: Labradoro
  • Finnish: Labrador
  • French: Etat du Labrador
  • French: Labrador
  • French: Région du Labrador
  • French: État du Labrador
  • German: Labrador
  • Greek: Λαμπραντόρ
  • Iloko: Labrador
  • Indonesian: Labrador
  • Irish: Labradar
  • Irish: Labradóir
  • Italian: Costa del Labrador
  • Italian: Labrador
  • Japanese: ラブラドル
  • Japanese: ラブラドール
  • Japanese: ラブラドール地方
  • Korean: 래브라도
  • Lao: Labrador
  • Latin: Labrador
  • Latin: Terra Laboratoria
  • Lithuanian: Labradoras
  • Mazanderani: لابرادور
  • Min Nan Chinese: Labrador
  • Norwegian: Labrador
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Labrador
  • Occitan (post 1500): Labrador
  • Persian: لابرادور
  • Polish: Labrador
  • Portuguese: Labrador
  • Russian: Лабрадор (Канада)
  • Russian: Лабрадор (регион)
  • Russian: Лабрадор
  • Scots: Labrador
  • Scottish Gaelic: Labrador
  • Serbian: Лабрадор
  • Serbo-Croatian: Labrador
  • Slovak: Labrador
  • Spanish: Costa de Labrador
  • Spanish: Labrador
  • Swedish: Labrador
  • Tamil: லாப்ரடோர்
  • Ukrainian: Лабрадор
  • Vietnamese: Labrador
  • Waray (Philippines): Labrador (rehiyon)
  • Welsh: Labrador
  • Western Frisian: Labrador
  • Yoruba: Labrador
  • Yue Chinese: 拉布拉多

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