Rainy River District
Rainy River District
Location of Rainy River District in Ontario
|• MPs||Don Rusnak (Liberal)|
|• MPPs||Judith Monteith-Farrell (NDP), Greg Rickford (PC)|
|• Land||15,486.75 km2 (5,979.47 sq mi)|
|Elevation||328 m (1,076 ft)|
|• Density||1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)|
|Most of the district||UTC-06:00 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-05:00 (CDT)|
|Postal code span|
|Largest communities ||Fort Frances (7,952)|
Rainy River District is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1885. It is the only division in Ontario that lies completely in the Central Time Zone, except for the township of Atikokan (including Sapawe and Kawene to the east) observing Eastern Standard Time year-round. Its seat is Fort Frances. It is known for its fishing and its location on the US border opposite International Falls, Minnesota, and Baudette, Minnesota.
In 2016, the population was 20,110. The land area is 15,486.75 square kilometres (5,979.47 sq mi); the population density was 1.3 per square kilometre (3.4/sq mi).
|Status||Name||Population (2011)||Mayor or Reeve|
|Town||Fort Frances||7,952||June Caul|
|Township||La Vallee||988||Ken McKinnon|
|Town||Rainy River||842||Deborah Ewald|
|Township||Chapple||741||Peter Van Heyst|
|Township||Lake of the Woods||296||Valerie Pizey|
First Nations reserves
- Agency 1
- Big Grassy River 35G
- Big Island 31D
- Big Island 31E
- Big Island 31F
- Big Island 37
- Big Island Mainland 93
- Couchiching 16A
- Lake of the Woods 31H
- Lake of the Woods 34
- Long Sault 12
- Manitou Rapids 11
- Naongashing 31A
- Neguaguon Lake 25D
- Rainy Lake 17A
- Rainy Lake 17B
- Rainy Lake 18C
- Rainy Lake 26A
- Sabaskong Bay 35C
- Saug-a-Gaw-Sing 1
- Seine River 23A
- Seine River 23B
|Canada census – Rainy River District community profile|
|Population:||20,110 (-1.3% from 2011)||20,370 (-5.5% from 2006)||21,564 (-2.5% from 2001)|
|Land area:||15,486.75 km2 (5,979.47 sq mi)||15,484.83 km2 (5,978.73 sq mi)||15,472.94 km2 (5,974.14 sq mi)|
|Population density:||1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi)||1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi)||1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)|
|Median age:||44.7 (M: 44.1, F: 45.2)||41.0 (M: 40.5, F: 41.3)|
|Total private dwellings:||11,217||10,792||10,823|
|Median household income:||$64,320|
|References: 2016 2011 2006 earlier|
As of 2013, the Rainy River District School Board has partnered with the Seven Generations Education Institute, the Ministry of Education, and local First Nations’ communities in development of new technologies and programs for revitalization of the Ojibwe language. 
- List of Ontario Census Divisions
- Quetico Provincial Park
- Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board
- List of townships in Ontario
- "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Rainy River, District". Statistics Canada. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
- Toe Protection for H-pileson Sloping Bedrock at Rainy River Archived 2016-04-01 at the Wayback Machine
Page 2, "Mean river elevation is...328m"
- Compilation of Northwestern Ontario's 2011 census data
- "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
- "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
- "Rainy River District census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- Latter, Heather (2013-04-10). "Native language initiatives enhanced". Fort Frances Times Online. Archived from the original on 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-04-14.
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