Avalon Peninsula

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Avalon Peninsula

A large, irregularly shaped peninsula of southeast Newfoundland, Canada. Most of the island's population resides here.
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Avalon Peninsula

n
(Placename) a large peninsula of Newfoundland, between Trinity and Placentia Bays. Area: about 10 000 sq km (4000 sq miles)
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Av′alon Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in SE Newfoundland.
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According to Joey Smallwood, mega-projects, such as the oil refinery at Come-by-Chance on the Isthmus of Avalon, would drag Newfoundland "kicking and screaming into the 20th century." Indeed, in the post-World War II period, the icons of progress, captured in government-sponsored promotional films, were belching smokestacks, whirling gears, and busy factories, not pitchforks, hand lines, and dories.
The data base was built out of a survey of 786 people, aged 16 and over, who lived on the Bonavista Peninsula and the Isthmus of Avalon (see figure 1).