Fogo Island, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fogo Island is a town located on Fogo Island, the largest of the offshore islands in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

Fogo Island
Town
Town of Fogo Island
Fogo Island Inn
Fogo Island is located in Newfoundland
Fogo Island
Fogo Island
Location of Fogo Island in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 49°39′30″N 54°10′57″W / 49.65833°N 54.18250°W / 49.65833; -54.18250[1]Coordinates: 49°39′30″N 54°10′57″W / 49.65833°N 54.18250°W / 49.65833; -54.18250[1]
CountryCanada
ProvinceNewfoundland and Labrador
Incorporated[2]March 1, 2011
Population
 (2021)[3]
 • Total2,117
Time zoneUTC-03:30 (NST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-02:30 (NDT)
Area code709
Highways MV Veteran
Route 333
Route 334
WebsiteTown of Fogo Island

HistoryEdit

The Town of Fogo Island was incorporated on March 1, 2011 following the amalgamation of four towns – Fogo, Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-Shoal Bay, Seldom-Little Seldom and Tilting – with the unincorporated balance of the Fogo Island.[2]

DemographicsEdit

In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fogo Island had a population of 2,117 living in 964 of its 1,450 total private dwellings, a change of -5.7% from its 2016 population of 2,244. With a land area of 238.25 km2 (91.99 sq mi), it had a population density of 8.9/km2 (23.0/sq mi) in 2021.[3]

Name Former
status
Population
(2016)
Population
(2011)
Per cent
change
(%)
Occupied
dwellings
Private
dwellings
Land
area
(km²)
Population
density
Fogo[4] Town 658 658 0.0 289 349 5.92 111.2
Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-Shoal Bay[4] Town 630 685 -8.0 282 399 26.02 24.2
Seldom-Little Seldom[5] Town 386 427 -9.6 151 180 14.60 26.4
Tilting[5] Town 173 204 -15.2 84 152 17.63 9.8
Balance of Fogo Island[6] Unincorporated 397 421 -5.7 979 1,460 173.48 2.3
Fogo Island[6] 2,244 2,395 -6.3 979 1,460 237.65 9.4

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Fogo Island (1981–2010, extremes 1873–2004)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 15.5
(59.9)
12.5
(54.5)
18.0
(64.4)
24.0
(75.2)
27.0
(80.6)
29.5
(85.1)
31.5
(88.7)
30.6
(87.1)
28.0
(82.4)
25.0
(77.0)
18.3
(64.9)
15.6
(60.1)
31.5
(88.7)
Average high °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
−3.3
(26.1)
−0.2
(31.6)
3.6
(38.5)
9.2
(48.6)
14.3
(57.7)
18.9
(66.0)
19.5
(67.1)
15.3
(59.5)
9.5
(49.1)
4.4
(39.9)
0.6
(33.1)
7.4
(45.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.9
(21.4)
−6.9
(19.6)
−3.5
(25.7)
0.8
(33.4)
5.4
(41.7)
9.9
(49.8)
14.6
(58.3)
15.8
(60.4)
12.1
(53.8)
7.1
(44.8)
2.2
(36.0)
−1.8
(28.8)
4.2
(39.6)
Average low °C (°F) −8.8
(16.2)
−10.3
(13.5)
−6.7
(19.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.6
(34.9)
5.5
(41.9)
10.3
(50.5)
12.1
(53.8)
8.9
(48.0)
4.6
(40.3)
−0.1
(31.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
0.9
(33.6)
Record low °C (°F) −24.0
(−11.2)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−26.5
(−15.7)
−16.5
(2.3)
−12.2
(10.0)
−6.7
(19.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
0.0
(32.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−7.0
(19.4)
−13.3
(8.1)
−22.8
(−9.0)
−30.6
(−23.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 104.5
(4.11)
104.2
(4.10)
99.9
(3.93)
86.4
(3.40)
78.7
(3.10)
82.3
(3.24)
91.0
(3.58)
102.4
(4.03)
111.8
(4.40)
116.9
(4.60)
101.5
(4.00)
107.3
(4.22)
1,187
(46.73)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 17.4
(0.69)
21.9
(0.86)
33.4
(1.31)
55.0
(2.17)
74.9
(2.95)
80.6
(3.17)
91.0
(3.58)
102.4
(4.03)
111.8
(4.40)
114.2
(4.50)
85.5
(3.37)
48.9
(1.93)
837.1
(32.96)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 87.1
(34.3)
82.4
(32.4)
66.5
(26.2)
31.4
(12.4)
3.7
(1.5)
1.7
(0.7)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
2.7
(1.1)
16.0
(6.3)
58.4
(23.0)
349.9
(137.8)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 17.2 15.9 15.8 15.4 15.7 15.3 16.5 13.5 14.4 18.6 15.8 17.3 191.3
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 3.6 4.5 6.6 10.2 15.4 15.2 16.5 13.5 14.4 18.4 13.9 9.2 141.3
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 15.3 12.8 11.3 6.9 0.93 0.15 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.50 3.3 9.9 61.1
Source: Environment Canada[7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25]

TransportationEdit

Fogo Island is accessible by ferry or air.[26][27] The local airstrip is the Fogo Aerodrome.[26]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fogo Island". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada.
  2. ^ a b "Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names From January 2, 2011 to January 1, 2012 (Table 1 - Changes to census subdivisions in alphabetical order by province and territory)" (XLSX). Statistics Canada. November 14, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Fogo, Town [Dissolved census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador and Joe Batt's Arm-Barr'd Islands-Shoal Bay, Town [Dissolved census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. August 9, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Seldom-Little Seldom, Town [Dissolved census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador and Tilting, Town [Dissolved census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. August 9, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  6. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Fogo Island Region (Part), Region [Dissolved census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador and Fogo Island, Town [Census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. August 9, 2019. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Fogo, Newfoundland and Labrador". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved March 9, 2015.[dead link]
  8. ^ "Daily Data Report for April 1986". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Daily Data Report for January 1986". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  10. ^ "Daily Data Report for February 1981". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  11. ^ "Daily Data Report for March 1979". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Daily Data Report for July 1983". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  13. ^ "Daily Data Report for November 1976". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Daily Data Report for December 1972". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  15. ^ "Daily Data Report for March 1986". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Daily Data Report for July 1974". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Daily Data Report for August 1876". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  18. ^ "Daily Data Report for October 1874". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  19. ^ "Daily Data Report for December 1921". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  20. ^ "Daily Data Report for February 1880". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  21. ^ "Daily Data Report for May 1918". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  22. ^ "Daily Data Report for June 1918". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  23. ^ "Daily Data Report for August 1929". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  24. ^ "Daily Data Report for September 1921". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  25. ^ "Daily Data Report for November 1921". Canadian Climate Data. Environment Canada. 17 February 2022.
  26. ^ a b "Travel to Fogo Island". Town of Fogo Island. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  27. ^ "N.L. ferries made 4,100 trips with no passengers last year". CBC. 2020-05-15. Retrieved 2020-12-17.

External linksEdit