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Facts About Paradise
Paradise is a town on the Avalon Peninsula in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
The town is a part of the St. John’s Metropolitan Area and borders the City of St. John’s, the City of Mount Pearl, the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s, and the town of Conception Bay South.
While parts of Paradise have been inhabited since the late nineteenth century, mainly as farmland, its growth only took off in the 1830s and 1870s as a “bedroom community” of nearby St. John’s.
Precambrian bedrock underlies the town, with a belt of volcanic rock along the coast and clastic sedimentary rock inland.
Paradise is the starting point for the annual Tely 10 Mile Road Race, one of the oldest races in Canada. The race begins near Octagon Pond in Paradise before heading towards Mount Pearl.
The estimated Population of Paradise is 21,389.
The War Memorial located at the town hall was also designed by Arch Janes before his death in 1987.
Famous and Notable people born in Paradise: Notable Sarah Davis & Carl English.
Paradise is 141m / 463feet above sea level.
The town crest of Paradise was created by a former town council member and one-time mayor, “Black” Arch Janes in 1986.