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Regional Municipality of Niagara

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Regional Municipality of Niagara

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Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty

 

Location of Niagara within Ontario

Coordinates: 43°03′N79°18′W / 43.05°N 79.3°W / 43.05; -79.3Coordinates:

 

43°03′N79°18′W / 43.05°N 79.3°W / 43.05; -79.3

Country

 Canada

Province

 Ontario

Formed

1970 (from Welland and Lincoln Counties)

Government

 • Chair

Gary Burroughs

 • Governing body

Niagara Regional Council

 • MPs

Dean Allison, Rick Dykstra, Malcolm Allen, Rob Nicholson

 • MPPs

Jim Bradley, Kim Craitor, Tim Hudak, Peter Kormos

Area[1]

 • Land

1,854.25 km2 (715.93 sq mi)

Population (2011)[1]

 • Total

431,346

 • Density

232.6/km2 (602/sq mi)

Time zone

Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)

 • Summer (DST)

EDT (UTC-4)

Website

www.niagararegion.ca

The Regional Municipality of Niagara, also known as the Niagara Region, or colloquially "Regional Niagara", is a regional municipality comprising twelve municipalities of Southern Ontario, Canada.

The region occupies most of the Niagara Peninsula. Its eastern boundary is the Niagara River, which is also the border with the United States. It is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario and on the south by Lake Erie.

Unique natural landscapes make the Niagara Region an important centre for agriculture and tourism in Canada. The most important agricultural enterprise in Niagara is viticulture, or winemaking. The Niagara Wine Route, which connects visitors to dozens of wineries, is a growing tourism draw while the internationally-renowned Niagara Falls is one of Canada's major tourist attractions. Along with Shaw Festival, held annually in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and the Welland Canal, the Regional Municipality of Niagara receives up to 12 million visitors each year.

Contents 

 

 

Subdivisions

Cities

Towns

Townships

Demographics

 

Canada census – Regional Municipality of Niagara Community Profile

 

 

 

2011

2006

2001

 

 

 

 

Population:
Land area:
Population density:
Median age:
Total private dwellings:
Mean household income:

431,346 (0.9% from 2006)
1,854.25 km2 (715.93 sq mi)
232.6 /km2 (602 /sq mi)

188,877

427,421 (+4.1% from 2001)
1,854.17 km2 (715.90 sq mi)
230.5 /km2 (597 /sq mi)
41.9 (M: 40.7, F: 42.9)
179,903

410,574 (1.8% from 1996)
1,863.08 km2 (719.34 sq mi)
220.4 /km2 (571 /sq mi)
40.0 (M: 38.8, F: 41.0)
170,876

 

 

 

References: 2011[1] 2006[2] 2001[3]

 

Historic populations:[3]

  • Population in 2001: 410,574
  • Population in 1996: 403,504

Racial groups[2]

Religious profile[2]

Top ten largest ethnicities[2]

Features

Education

Festivals and major events

  • Festival of Lights
  • Niagara Food Festival
  • Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
  • Serbian Day (Vidov Dan)
  • FISAWorld Rowing Championships - 1970 & 1999
  • St. Catharines Wine Tasting of 2005
  • Canal Days
  • Niagara Folk Arts Festival
  • Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
  • Shaw Festival

Health care services

History and trails

Other

  • Clifton Hill (Niagara Falls)
  • Lundy's Lane Tourist District (Niagara Falls)
  • Niagara Olde Town (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
  • Welland Canal Centre (St. Catharines)
  • Victoria Ave ( Niagara Falls)
  • Port Dalhousie (St. Catharines)

Protected areas

  • Woolverton Conservation Area
  • Wainfleet Wetlands
  • Humberstone & Willoughby Wetlands
  • Mud Lake Wetlands
  • E.C. Brown Conservation Area
  • United Empire Loyalist Conservation Area
  • Port Davidson Weir Conservation Area
  • Sugar Bush Conservation Area
  • Stevensville Conservation Area
  • Virgil Dams Conservation Area
  • Happy Rolph's Bird Sanctuary

 

Wineries

West Niagara

East Niagara

 

Transportation

Airports

Highways

400-Series expressways:

Other highways:

 

References

1.                                ^ a b c "Niagara Regional Municipality census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CD&Code1=3526&Geo2=PR&Code2=35&Data=Count&SearchText=Niagara&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

2.                                ^ a b c d "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 2009-02-24. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

3.                                ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. 2007-02-01. http://www12.statcan.ca/english/profil01/CP01/Index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 2012-03-27.

 

External links

 

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