Peterborough, Ontario

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City of Peterborough
Peterborough, Ontario
Peterborough, Ontario
Motto(s): 
Dat natura, elaborant artes
(Nature Provides, Industry Develops)
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
Founded1819 (Scott's Plains)
Government
 • MayorDaryl Bennett
 • MPDean Del Mastro (CPC)
Area
 • City61.83 km2 (23.87 sq mi)
 • Metro
508.98 km2 (196.52 sq mi)
Elevation
195 m (640 ft)
Population
 (March 2018)
 • City82,020
 • Density1,282.6/km2 (3,322/sq mi)
 • Urban
76,925
 • Urban density1,086.2/km2 (2,813/sq mi)
 • Metro
116,570
 • Metro density77.42/km2 (200.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code span
K9H, K9J, K9K, K9L
Area code(s)705 219
WebsiteCity of Peterborough Website

Peterborough is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. The population of Peterborough was 45,965 in 2006. The mayor of Peterborough is Bob Kilger. Adam Scott, a settler, began construction of a sawmill and gristmill on the west shore of the Otonabee River and established the area as Scott's Plains. In 1822, the British Parliament approved an experimental emigration plan which would transport poor Irish families to Upper Canada. The scheme was managed by Peter Robinson, who was at the time a politician in York (present-day Toronto). The area of Scott's Plains was renamed Peterborough in Robinson's honour. During 1850, Peterborough was incorporated as a town and grew to a population of 2,191. The town of Peterborough later grew into a city on July 1, 1905.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peterborough Museum & Archives, A History of Peterborough's Canoe Industry". Peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca. Retrieved 2011-12-01.

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