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The Burin Peninsula is a peninsula located on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Burin Peninsula extends to the southwest from the main island of Newfoundland, separating Fortune Bay to the west from Placentia Bay to the east. It measures approximately 130 km (81 mi) in length and between 15 to 30 kilometres (9.3–18.6 mi) in width. It is connected by a 30 km (19 mi) wide isthmus between Terrenceville and Monkstown.
It was originally named the Buria Peninsula by fishermen from the Basque region during the 16th century.
For centuries there were plentiful cod, other fish and crustaceans, which supplied a thriving fishing industry. The eventual collapse of the Atlantic northwest cod fishery led to local mass unemployment during the second half of the 1990s.
Route 210 traverses the length of the Burin Peninsula, running along the northwest side of the peninsula between Marystown and Fortune. Route 220 runs from Fortune to Marystown on the southern side. A short connecting road Route 222 runs between these two roads west of Marystown. Routes 211, 212, 213, and 221 are numbered local roads.
The Burin Peninsula's economy is tied to the ocean, consequently most of its settlements are located on the coast; some are outports and have no road connection.
Communities on the north coast of the peninsula, beginning in the east:TerrencevilleHarbour MilleLittle Harbour EastBay L'ArgentJacques FontaineSt. Bernard's-Jacques FontaineGarnishFrenchman's CoveGrand BankFortune
Communities on the south coast of the peninsula, beginning in the west:LoriesPoint MayCalmerHigh BeachAllan's IslandLamalinePoint au GaulTaylor's BayLord's CoveRoundaboutLawnLittle St. LawrenceSt. LawrenceEpworthLewin's CoveBurin Bay ArmBurinPort au BrasFox Cove-MortierLittle Bay Placentia BayCrestonCreston NorthMarystownSpanish RoomRock HarbourJean De BaieRed HarbourRushoonBaine HarbourParkers CoveBoat Harbour WestDavis CoveSandy HarbourMonkstown, Newfoundland and LabradorGreat Paradise, Placentia Bay, Newfoundland and LabradorLittle Paradise, Newfoundland and LabradorSt. Joseph'sPort AnnePetite ForteClattice HarbourClattice South WestBurnt IslandMurphy's CoveIsle ValenDarby's HarbourGreat BonaLittle BonaSoutheast BightToslowPresqueSaint AnnesSaint Leonards
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