Regional Municipality of Niagara

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Niagara Region
Regional municipality (upper-tier)
Regional Municipality of Niagara
Flag of Niagara Region
Flag
Motto: Unity, Responsibility, Loyalty
Location of Niagara within Ontario
Location of Niagara within Ontario
Coordinates: 43°03′N 79°18′W / 43.050°N 79.300°W / 43.050; -79.300Coordinates: 43°03′N 79°18′W / 43.050°N 79.300°W / 43.050; -79.300
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, Wayne Gates, Tim Hudak, Cindy Forster
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.

Subdivisions[edit]

Cities

Towns

Townships

Demographics[edit]

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[edit]

Education[edit]

Festivals and major events[edit]

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

Health care services[edit]

History and trails[edit]

Persons of Interest[edit]

Other[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Wineries[edit]

West Niagara

East Niagara

See also Niagara Peninsula wineries

Transportation[edit]

Airports[edit]

Highways[edit]

400-Series expressways:

Other highways:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Niagara Regional Municipality census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b c d "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-27. 

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