Machar, Ontario

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Machar
Township
Machar is located in Ontario
Machar
Machar
Coordinates: 45°52′N 79°28′W / 45.867°N 79.467°W / 45.867; -79.467Coordinates: 45°52′N 79°28′W / 45.867°N 79.467°W / 45.867; -79.467
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Parry Sound
Government
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Harvey Pinkerton
 • Federal riding Parry Sound—Muskoka
 • Prov. riding Parry Sound—Muskoka
Area[1]
 • Land 184.62 km2 (71.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 923
 • Density 5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code P0A
Area code(s) 705
Website www.machartownship.net

Machar is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Located in the Almaguin Highlands region of Parry Sound District, Machar surrounds but does not include the village of South River.

The township had a population of 866 in the 2006 census, and increased 6.6% to 923 in the 2011 census.

Communities[edit]

  • Bray Lake
  • Eagle Lake
  • Maecks

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2011: 923 (2006 to 2011 population change: 6.6%)
  • Population in 2006: 866
  • Population in 2001: 849
  • Population in 1996: 835
  • Population in 1991: 827

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 410 (total dwellings: 853)

Mother tongue:[3]

  • English as first language: 94.7%
  • French as first language: 5.3%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 0%

Etymology[edit]

This township in Parry Sound District was named by Sir Oliver Mowat in 1875 for the Rev John Machar (1796-1863), a founder of the Presbyterian Church of Upper Canada in 1831 and of Queen's College (University) in 1841, where he served as principal, 1843-53.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Machar Census Profile
  2. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011 census
  3. ^ "2006 Machar community profile". 
  4. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place Names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0. 

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