Douro-Dummer

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Douro-Dummer
Township (lower-tier)
Township of Douro-Dummer
Crowes Landing on Stoney Lake
Crowes Landing on Stoney Lake
Douro-Dummer is located in Ontario
Douro-Dummer
Douro-Dummer
Coordinates: 44°27′N 78°06′W / 44.450°N 78.100°W / 44.450; -78.100Coordinates: 44°27′N 78°06′W / 44.450°N 78.100°W / 44.450; -78.100
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Peterborough
Formed January 1, 1998
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor J. Murray Jones
 • Federal riding Peterborough
 • Prov. riding Peterborough
Area[1]
 • Land 458.98 km2 (177.21 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 6,805
 • Density 14.8/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code K0L 3A0
Area code(s) 705
Website www.dourodummer.on.ca
Warsaw Caves, Ontario

Douro-Dummer is a township in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, in Peterborough County along the Trent-Severn Waterway. It was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of Douro and Dummer Townships.

The township is the site of drumlins known as the Drumlins of Douro, and home of the Warsaw Caves near the community of Warsaw.

The local post office in Douro's general store has been run by the same family since the late 19th century.

Communities[edit]

The township comprises the communities of Centre Dummer, Clarina, Cottesloe, Crowes Landing, Donwood, Douro, Five Corners, Galesburg, Gilchrist Bay, Guerin, Hall's Glen, Juniper Island, McCrackens Landing, South Beach, Young's Point, South Dummer and Warsaw.

Demographics[edit]

Mother tongue:[2]

  • English as first language: 93.6%
  • French as first language: 0.8%
  • English and French as first language: 0.1%
  • Other as first language: 5.5%

Population trend:[4]

  • Population in 2011: 6805
  • Population in 2006: 6954
  • Population in 2001: 6652
  • Population in 1996:
    • Douro (township): 3671
    • Dummer (township): 3053
  • Population in 1991:
    • Douro (township): 3523
    • Dummer (township): 2746

Notable people[edit]

  • "Rompin'"Ronnie Hawkins,Musician, Rockabilly Legend (resident)
  • Leahy, Canadian folk rock band (family homestead)
  • Susanna Moodie, Pioneer, Canadian writer and newspaper editor (former resident)
  • Catharine Parr Traill, Pioneer, Canadian writer, naturalist (sister of Susanna Moodie)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Douro-Dummer census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  4. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census

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