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Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

Full nameGander
Official nameGander
Settlement typeTown
Motto"Volet Gander" (Latin)
"May Gander soar"
Census divisionDivision No. 6, Newfoundland and Labrador
TypeGander Town Council
MayorClaude Elliot
Total Area40.2 sq mi (104.25 km2)
Elevation419.9 ft (128 m)
Total Population9951 (2006)
Density (pop.)95.5/km2 (247.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneNewfoundland Time (UTC-3:30)
- Summer (DST)Newfoundland Daylight (UTC-2:30)
Postal code spanA1V
Area code709
HighwaysRoute 1

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Gander is a Canadian town located in the northeastern part of the island of Newfoundland in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, approximately 40 km (24.9 mi) south of Gander Bay, 100 km (62.1 mi) south of Twillingate and 90 km (55.9 mi) east of Grand Falls-Windsor. Located on the northeastern shore of Gander Lake, it is the site of Gander International Airport, formerly an important refuelling point for transatlantic aircraft, and, to this day, a preferred stopping point for transatlantic aircraft that need to land because of on-board medical or security emergencies.

Most of the streets in Gander are named after famous aviators, including Amelia Earhart, Alcock and Brown, Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, Marc Garneau and Chuck Yeager.

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