Laurier, Ontario

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Laurier
Geographic township
Laurier is located in Ontario
Laurier
Laurier
Location of Laurier in Ontario
Coordinates: 45°55′02″N 79°18′26″W / 45.91722°N 79.30722°W / 45.91722; -79.30722Coordinates: 45°55′02″N 79°18′26″W / 45.91722°N 79.30722°W / 45.91722; -79.30722[1]
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Parry Sound
Area[2]
 • Total 183.27 km2 (70.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 217
 • Density 1.2/km2 (3.1/sq mi)
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Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Time Zone (UTC-4)

Laurier is an unincorporated (geographic) township in Parry Sound District in Central Ontario, Canada.[1][3] It is served by a local services board of the same name[4] and is part of the Almaguin Highlands region.

The township also constitutes the entire unorganized area of Parry Sound, Unorganized, North East Part.[5] The division had a population of 217 in the Canada 2011 Census, and a land area of 183.27 square kilometres.[2]

Etymology[edit]

This township in Parry Sound District was named in 1878 for Wilfrid (later Sir Wilfrid) Laurier (1841-1919), then minister of inland revenue in Alexander Mackenzie's government and later Prime Minister of Canada, 1896-1911.[6]

Transportation[edit]

The Canadian National Railway transcontinental main line and Ontario Highway 11 travel a roughly parallel course from the middle of the western edge to the centre of the northern edge of the township.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laurier". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. http://www4.rncan.gc.ca/search-place-names/unique.php?id=FBWPB&output=xml. Retrieved 2013-02-25.
  2. ^ a b c "2011 Census Profile". 
  3. ^ "Laurier" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  4. ^ Local Services Boards, R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 737. Canadian Legal Information Institute.
  5. ^ GeoSearch 2006
  6. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place Names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 190. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. OCLC 36342881. 

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