Hearst, Ontario

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Town of Hearst
Hearst, Ontario
Hearst, Ontario
Coordinates: Coordinates: 49°42′N 83°40′W / 49.700°N 83.667°W / 49.700; -83.667
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Established1913
Government
 • TypeTown
 • MayorRoger Sigouin
 • Governing BodyHearst Town Council
 • MPCarol Hughes (NDP)
 • MPPGilles Bisson (NDP)
Area
 • Land98.67 km2 (38.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total5,620
 • Density57.0/km2 (148/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code span
P0L
Area code(s)705
WebsiteTown of Hearst Website

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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