Hearst, Ontario

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Town of Hearst
Hearst, Ontario
Coordinates: 49°42′N 83°40′W / 49.7°N 83.667°W / 49.7; -83.667Coordinates: 49°42′N 83°40′W / 49.7°N 83.667°W / 49.7; -83.667
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Established 1913
Government
 • Type Town
 • Mayor Roger Sigouin
 • Governing Body Hearst Town Council
 • MP Carol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPP Gilles Bisson (NDP)
Area
 • Land 98.67 km2 (38.10 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,620
 • Density 57.0/km2 (148/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span P0L
Area code(s) 705

Hearst is a town in the Canadian province of Ontario. The population of Hearst was 5,620 in 2006. The mayor of Hearst is Roger Sigouin. Hearst was founded in 1913 because of the construction of the National Transcontinental Railway. It got it's name from William Howard Hearst who was the then Ontario Minister of Forests and Mines and he later became Premier of Ontario. Around 85% of the population for Hearst is francophone[1].

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