St. Catharines

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City of St. Catharines
Historic buildings line St. Paul Street in Downtown St. Catharines; the former bed of the First Welland canal is in the foreground.
Nickname(s): The Garden City
Motto: Industry and Liberality
Location of St. Catharines and its census metropolitan area in Ontario
Coordinates: 43°10′47″N 79°14′24″W / 43.17972°N 79.24°W / 43.17972; -79.24Coordinates: 43°10′47″N 79°14′24″W / 43.17972°N 79.24°W / 43.17972; -79.24
Country Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Province Ontario Flag of Ontario.svg
Region Niagara
Settled 1783
Incorporated 1845 (town)
  1876 (city)
Government
 • Mayor Brian McMullan
 • Governing body St. Catharines City Council
 • MPs Rick Dykstra, Malcolm Allen
 • MPPs Jim Bradley, Peter Kormos
Area
 • City 96.11 km2 (37.11 sq mi)
 • Urban 382.68 km2 (147.75 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,397.50 km2 (539.58 sq mi)
Elevation 97.8 m (320.9 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 131,989 (Ranked 33rd)
 • Density 1,373.3/km2 (3,557/sq mi)
 • Urban 308,596 (Ranked 12th)
 • Urban density 545.02/km2 (1,411.6/sq mi)
 • Metro 390,317 (Ranked 12th)
 • Metro density 279.3/km2 (723/sq mi)
  Source: Statistics Canada
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code L2M-L2W, L0S
Area code(s) 905/289

St. Catharines is the biggest city in the Niagara Region of Canada. Nearly 132,000 people live in St. Catharines as of 2006.

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