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Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southeastern Newfoundland, Canada. Named by a Portuguese explorer who visited the coast in 1500 on the Feast of the Conception, it is about 30 mi (50 km) long and 12 mi (19 km) wide. Its shore settlements, among Newfoundland's oldest and most densely populated, support seafood canneries and beach resorts.
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