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.
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(s): 
Industry and Liberality
Location of St. Catharines and its census metropolitan area in Ontario
Location of St. Catharines and its census metropolitan area in Ontario
Coordinates: 43°10′47″N 79°14′24″W / 43.17972°N 79.24000°W / 43.17972; -79.24000Coordinates: 43°10′47″N 79°14′24″W / 43.17972°N 79.24000°W / 43.17972; -79.24000
CountryCanada Flag of Canada.svg
ProvinceOntario Flag of Ontario.svg
RegionNiagara
Settled1783
Incorporated1845 (town)
 1876 (city)
Government
 • MayorBrian McMullan
 • Governing bodySt. Catharines City Council
 • MPsRick Dykstra, Malcolm Allen
 • MPPsJim Bradley, Peter Kormos
Area
 • City96.11 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)
 • City131,989 (Ranked 33rd)
 • Density1,373.3/km2 (3,557/sq mi)
 • Urban
308,596 (Ranked 12th)
 • Urban density545.02/km2 (1,411.6/sq mi)
 • Metro
390,317 (Ranked 12th)
 • Metro density279.3/km2 (723/sq mi)
 Source: Statistics Canada
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
L2M-L2W, L0S
Area code(s)905/289
WebsiteCity of St. Catharines

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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