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10 Interesting Facts About Saint John, New Brunswick

Facts About Saint John

  • Saint John is a seaport city of the Atlantic Ocean located on the Bay of Fundy in the province of New Brunswick, Canada.
  • Saint John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada, established by royal charter on May 18, 1785, during the reign of King George III.
  • The port of Saint John is Canada’s third-largest port by tonnage with a cargo base that includes dry and liquid bulk, breakbulk, containers, and cruise.
  • Saint John is currently the second-largest city in the province, with a population of 67,575 over an area of 315.96 km2.
  • The area has been the home of peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy for thousands of years.
  • The highest temperature ever recorded in Saint John was 34.4 °C on June 22, 1941, August 15, 1944, and August 22, 1976. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −36.7 °C on February 11, 1948.
  • Saint John is twinned with Koper, Slovenia & Shantou, Guangdong, China.
  • In the years between 1815 and 1867, when immigration of that era passed its peak, more than 150,000 immigrants from Ireland came to Saint John dramatically changing the city.
  • Saint John is 109 m above sea level
  • In 1785, the City of Saint John was established by uniting the two towns of Parrtown and Carleton on each side of the harbour after the arrival of thousands of refugees from the American Revolution who wished to remain British and were forced to leave their U.S. homes.
Facts About Saint John, New Brunswick
Facts About Saint John, New Brunswick

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