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Facts About Mount Pearl

10 Interesting Facts About Mount Pearl

Facts About Mount Pearl

  • Mount Pearl is the third-largest settlement and second-largest city in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  • On July 21, 1988, the Town of Mount Pearl became the third community in Newfoundland and Labrador to be granted city status.
  • Mount Pearl is part of the St. John’s metropolitan area, the 20th largest metropolitan area in Canada.
  • Mount Pearl dates back to 1829, when Commander James Pearl and his wife, Lady Anne Pearl, arrived in Newfoundland with a Crown grant of one thousand acres (4 km²) of land, a reward for Commander Pearl’s 27 years of distinguished service in the Royal Navy.
  • At 261m elevation, Kenmount Hill is the highest hill in the Mount Pearl landscape.
  • John Lester died in 1893 leaving his estate, called “FairMead”, to sons Ashton and James. Fairmead is the site of Lester’s Market today.
  • The town was incorporated on January 11, 1955.
  • The Estimated Population of Mount Pearl is 23,120.
  • The boundaries of the community expanded in 1982 to include Donovans Industrial Park.
  • The total area of Mount Pearl is 15.76 km2.
Facts About Mount Pearl
Facts About Mount Pearl