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Ontario Facts and Figures

Nearest Neighbors Manitoba, Quebec

map of Ontario

Area 412,582 sq mi (2nd largest province)
Greatest Distance East-West 1,075 mi
Greatest Distance North-South 1,050 mi
Highest Point 2,275 ft above sea level
Lowest Point sea level

Population (2014 estimate) 13,600,000
Largest Cities Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton

Capital Toronto

Principal Industries services, manufacturing, construction, agriculture
Manufacturing Products transportation equipment; food, beverage and tobacco products; fabricated metal products; chemicals; machinery and equipment; plastics and rubber; computers and eletronics; durniture; printing
Agricultural Products wheat, soybeans, corn, field beans, tobacco; beef cattle, hogs; milk
Mineral Resources copper, iron ore, nickel, zinc

First Explored By Étienne Brulé, in 1610
First Permanent European Settlement Fort Sainte Marie, by Frenh missionaries, in 1639
Date Entered Confederation
July 1, 1867 (one of the founding members of the Federation)

Origin of Name from an Iroquois word meaning either "beautiful lake" or "rocks standing near the river"( the latter refers to Niagara Falls)
the British Union Jack and the Ontario shield on a field of red; the shield features the St. George cross, representing Ontario's ties with Great Britain, and three maple leaves, symbols of Canada

flag of Ontario


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