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Ontario Facts

  • Capital City: Toronto (5,113,149 pop.) (2006 CMA)
    (CMA population includes city and metro suburb areas)
  • Ontario Population: 13,505,900 (2012 est.)
  • Ontario Population: (per square mile)
  • Province Populations: (all provinces / territories)
  • Currency: Canadian Dollar (conversion rates)

    canadian fifty dollar bill
    Fifty Canadian Dollars
  • Ethnicity: English, (24%), Scottish (17.5%), Irish (16.5%), French (11.2%), German (9.5), others
  • GDP total: $654 billion (Canadian dollars) (1st)
  • GDP per capita: $43,847 (Canadian dollars) (6th)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton, London, Markham, Vaughan, Windson, Kitchener
  • London Facts
  • Name: Taken from Lake Ontario, a name thought to be derived from a Huron word meaning "great lake."
  • Ottawa Facts
  • Province Date: July 1, 1867
  • Dominion dates (all provinces and teritories)

    Note: The Canadian Confederation, or the birth of Canada as a recognized nation, took place on July 1, 1867, and originally included the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.
  • Religion: Protestant (35%), Catholic (35%), others
  • Symbols
  • Toronto Facts

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