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North Kawartha is a township in northern Peterborough County, Ontario, Canada.

North Kawartha was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the Township of Burleigh and Anstruther and the Township of Chandos. For a while after this merger, it was known as Burleigh-Anstruther-Chandos.


The township comprises the communities of Apsley (main village), Woodview, Glen Alda, and Big Cedar. These communities are surrounded by unspoiled freshwater lakes including Chandos, Jack's, Anstruther, Eels, and many more.


The local government is the Corporation of the Township of North Kawartha. The current reeve is Jim Wheelan.


According to the 2006 Canada Census,[1] the township is home to 2,342 residents, making it the smallest municipality in Peterborough County in terms of population, though the seasonal population is estimated at 12,000. The population grew by 9.2% between the 2001 and 2006 censuses. The area of the township 765.02 km² and has a population density of 3.1 per square kilometre. Private dwellings occupied by usual residents amount to 1054 (total dwellings: 3433). Mother tongue spoken by its population are:

  • English as first language: 90.1 %
  • French as first language: 0.4 %
  • English and French as first language: 0 %
  • Other as first language: 9.4 %

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2006: 2342
  • Population in 2001: 2144
  • Population in 1996:
    • Burleigh and Anstruther (township): 1451
    • Chandos (township): 653
  • Population in 1991:
    • Burleigh and Anstruther (township): 1331
    • Chandos (township): 607


  1. ^ a b c Statistics Canada 2006 Census - North Kawartha community profile
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

Source: Wikipedia

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