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Conception Bay South

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Science Museums · Beaches
Conception Bay South is a town located on the southern shore of Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The town is commonly called C.B.S..GeographyThe town is located on the southern shore of Conception Bay on the Avalon Peninsula of the island of Newfoundland. It is approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) southwest of the provincial capital, St. John's. As such, the town is part of the St. John's Metropolitan Area and most residents are employed in the nearby cities of St. John's or Mount Pearl.The town lies on a zone of Cambrian bedrock, primarily shale containing limestone concretions and manganese ores.HistoryConception Bay South was formed in 1973 through the amalgamation of nine communities all of which follow the coastline of Conception Bay.The early residents, mainly English but some Irish, were attracted by good growing land, abundant supplies of firewood and the more temperate climate as compared to other parts of the Avalon Peninsula. Good communication with St. John's was established by road in the 1830s and strengthened in the 1880s with the arrival of the railway. Residents of Conception Bay South grew crops and raised cattle for the St. John's market and St. John's residents established summer homes in Conception Bay South.
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