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 The location of Benton 

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Around Benton ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Gander. It lies just northwest of Benton. Gander has a population of 10,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bishops Falls. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Benton and has a population of 3,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Benton and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Botwood   [Map]     3,052   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Carmanville   [Map]     753   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Centreville Wareham - Trinity   [Map]     1,122   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dover   [Map]     688   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Embree   [Map]     703   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Gambo   [Map]     2,072   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Glenwood   [Map]     762   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Glovertown   [Map]     2,062   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Hare Bay   [Map]     1,020   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lewisporte   [Map]     3,308   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Musgrave Harbour   [Map]     1,085   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
New Wes Valley   [Map]     2,485   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Norris Arm   [Map]     911   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Peterview   [Map]     807   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Summerford   [Map]     976   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2006
Alexander Bay   [Map]     ---   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Appleton   [Map]     582   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
Clarkes Head   [Map]     ---   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Culls Harbour   [Map]     ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gambo South   [Map]     ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gander Bay South   [Map]     ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Gander Bay   [Map]     ---   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Glovertown South   [Map]     ---   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harris Point   [Map]     ---   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Indian Bay   [Map]     196   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Middle Brook   [Map]     ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Traytown   [Map]     302   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Trinity   [Map]     191   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Wareham Centreville   [Map]     ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wareham   [Map]     ---   E   26 miles [41.8 km]

Nearby Communities Having TripAdvisor Information ...

While we are unaware of specific information for Benton, the following nearby communities do have TripAdvisor Tourism pages:

Communities Explored by TripAdvisor

Boyd's Cove  -  38 miles [61.2 km] to the north northwest [Map]  

Carmanville  -  33 miles [53.1 km] to the north northeast [Map]  

Eastport  -  34 miles [54.7 km] to the east southeast [Map]  

Gambo  -  12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast [Map]  

Gander  -  6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest [Map]  

Glovertown  -  23 miles [37 km] to the southeast [Map]  

Lewisporte  -  36 miles [57.9 km] to the northwest [Map]  

Norris Arm  -  39 miles [62.8 km] to the west northwest [Map]  

Port Blandford  -  39 miles [62.8 km] to the south southeast [Map]  

Salvage  -  39 miles [62.8 km] to the east southeast [Map]  

Sandringham  -  31 miles [49.9 km] to the east southeast [Map]  

Traytown  -  26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast [Map]  

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Benton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

Airports Near Benton ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Benton.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  Location  NFDC<4>
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]     Gander  CYQX   WNW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Botwood Airport   [Map]     Botwood  CCP2   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clarenville Airport   [Map]     Clarenville  CCZ3   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fogo Airport   [Map]     Fogo  CDY3   N   53 miles [85.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Benton.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Benton. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
St. John's Intl. (YYT/CYYT)   [Map]     Saint John's  CYYT   SE   117 miles [188.3 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  Location  NFDC
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)   [Map]     Gander  CYQX   WNW   6 miles [9.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)     Location  NFDC
Botwood Airport   [Map]     Botwood  CCP2   WNW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Clarenville Airport   [Map]     Clarenville  CCZ3   SSE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Fogo Airport   [Map]     Fogo  CDY3   N   53 miles [85.3 km]

Detailed Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

St. John's Intl. (YYT/CYYT)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Gander Intl. (YQX/CYQX)
  AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Benton were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Benton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Benton), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benton.


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