Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fact of the Day: Freshly Discovered Land

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada is made up of two parts. The island of Newfoundland comes from a translation of the Latin "Terra Nova" which means "new found land" obviously. Labrador is named in honor of João Fernandes Lavrador, a Portuguese explorer who visited the area in 1458.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting, I never knew either of these facts!