Markham, Ontario

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City of Markham
Town
Markham Civic Centre
Motto: Leading While Remembering
Map showing Markham's location in York Region
Coordinates: 43°53′N 79°15′W / 43.883°N 79.25°W / 43.883; -79.25Coordinates: 43°53′N 79°15′W / 43.883°N 79.25°W / 43.883; -79.25
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Regional Municipality York Region
Communities
Settled 1794
Incorporated 1972 (town)
Government
 • Mayor Frank Scarpitti
 • Deputy Mayor Jack Heath
 • Regional Councillors Jim Jones, Tony Wong, Gordon Landon
 • MPs
 • MPPs
Area
 • Total 212.47 km2 (82.04 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 261,573 (Ranked 16th)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 905, 289
ISO 3166-2 CA-ON

Markham, Ontario is a city in Regional Municipality of York, in the Greater Toronto Area of Southern Ontario, Canada. There are twice as many people there as in 1990. 261,573 people live in Markham. It is the 4th largest town in the Greater Toronto Area, after Toronto, Mississauga, and Brampton.

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