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Overview of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

Greater Sudbury, better known as simply Sudbury, is a city in North-central Ontario with a population of roughly 155,291 (2001). The city has a population density of 46.27/km² and a total area of 3,354 km². Sudbury is the most populous city in Northern Ontario, and the largest city in Ontario in total area. Sudbury is home to a substantial francophone history and culture, exciting annual events, a unique history as a mining town, the bilingual Laurentian University and numerous tourist attractions, including Science North and the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre.

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  • Population: 155,219 (2001)
  • Population Density: 46.27/km²
  • Area: 3,354 km²
  • Latitude: 46°30?N
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Elevation: 348 MSL
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Sudbury, Ontario

Sudbury was officially incorporated as a town in 1883 and later as a city in 1930. Beginning as a lumber camp, the region was initially named Sainte-Anne-de-Pins (St. Anne of the Pines). Excavation during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) showed exceptionally high concentrations of nickel-copper ore in the city. Consequently, the city grew rapidly as a mining town, and was renamed Sudbury in honour of the CPR commissioner's wife's English hometown. Sudbury became Greater Sudbury on January 1st, 2001, following the amalgamation of many local townships.

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Sudbury's Demographics

According to the Canada 2001 Census, the city of Sudbury, Ontario, has a total population of 155,219 and a population density of 46.3 people per km². Roughly 13.8% of the population is over the age of 65, and about 18.2% is under 14 years of age. Sudbury is fairly non-multiethnic, with 93.4% of its population Caucasian, although there is much francophone heritage and french speakers in the city.

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Sudbury's Climate

The city of Sudbury has an average of 2,059 hours of annual sunshine and an average rainfall of 861 mm, with September as the wettest month. Sudbury summers are generally dry, humid and hot, with an average temperature of 18°C. The winters are typically cold and snowy, and the spring and fall seasons are usually cool and cloudy.

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Education in Sudbury, Ontario

The city of Sudbury, Ontario, is home to numerous elementary and secondary schools, as well as the bilingual Laurentian University, the Cambrian College for applied arts and technology, and francophone Collège Boréal.

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Transportation around Sudbury, Ontario

Sudbury, Ontario, is served by many provincial highways, including Highway 17 of the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 69 and Highway 144. Sudbury is also home to the Greater Sudbury Airport which is served by regional carrier lines, including Air Canada Jazz and Bearskin. The city also has a public transit system – the Greater Sudbury Transit, and is served by rail.

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Tourism and Attractions of Sudbury

The city of Sudbury, Ontario, boasts numerous tourist attractions, including the A.Y. Jackson Lookout, the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the popular Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, the City of Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums, Dynamic Earth, lively Edit this paragraph

Sudbury's Government

Sudbury, Ontario, is governed by a city council led by Mayor David Courtemanche. Sudbury is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario by Rick Bartolucci and Shelley Martel, and federally represented by Members of Parliament Ray Bonin and Diane Marleau.

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Sudbury's Economy and Industry

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Sudbury's Culture and Significant Events

The population of Sudbury, Ontario is almost 30% Franco-Ontarian, and the Francophone community has long lived in the region. Historical and cultural elements of their community are maintained to this day including the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, La Nuit sur l`étang, La Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, Le Centre franco-ontarien de folklore and the Prise de parole publishing company. Sudbury also boasts an active arts culture, being home to the Sudbury Theatre Centre, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra and the Art Gallery of Sudbury.

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Sports in Sudbury, Ontario

Ontario's Sudbury is home to the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League and the harness racing track ‘Sudbury Downs'. The city also boasts Laurentian University's Laurentian Voyageurs and the Laurentian Lady Vees of the Canadian Interuniversity sport league. Furthermore, teams from Cambrian College compete in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association.

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Media of Sudbury

The city of Sudbury, Ontario, is home to numerous popular local newspapers and radio stations.

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