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Where is Fogo Island, Newfoundland


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Fogo Island, Newfoundland - An Overview
Where is Fogo Island, Newfoundland

Fogo Island hosts visiting artists at specially designed studios and renovated traditional buildings.

Photo of Fogo Island Studios © Fogo Island Art Corporation

Fogo Island sits at the edge of Canada, off the east coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. First settled by English and Irish in the 17th century, Fogo Island was an important fishery until the 1950s when it fell on hard times. Due to intervention from a number of sources, the island avoided resettlement and in fact has had a striking renaissance as an artists community and travel destination.

Although it is the largest of Newfoundland and Labrador's offshore islands, Fogo Island is only 25 km long and 14 km wide. The total area is 237.71 km² (91.78 sq mi).

Fogo Island would appeal to travellers who enjoy being off the beaten track and are interested in art, architecture, remote communities, history and culture.

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