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Newfoundland and Labrador, Nfld., N.L., NL

In 2001, the province of Newfoundland was officially renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • It had always been Wai-Ping’s dream to live in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Note: N.L. is now the abbreviation for Newfoundland and Labrador (replacing Nfld.), and NL (without periods) is the Canada Post symbol for that province.

  • This letter was correctly addressed to the city clerk in St. John’s, N.L., but was sent to Saint John, N.B., instead.
  • The parcel was delivered to 125 Carolina Ave., Stephenville, NL  A2N 3M2.