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Overview of Brampton, Ontario, Canada

The city of Brampton is home to great cultural diversity, a small-town feel in a large urban centre, beautiful parkways, unique artistic productions and museums, and floral displays of unparalleled beauty. The living conditions of the city's residents are exceptionally high, and the city thrives economically through its diverse industries.

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  • Population: 425,000 (2006 est.)
  • Population Density: 1 221/km2
  • Area: 266.53 km2
  • Latitude: 43°41` N
  • Weather: See forecast
  • Elevation: 221 m. above sea level
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
  • Language: English
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History of Brampton, Ontario

During the early 1800's the area of modern Brampton consisted of untouched forests and lakes, and the usefulness of its land was seen as a good investment. Settlement thus began in 1843, and by 1853 the region became an official village, leading to more extensive settlement. Presently, the city is thriving with diverse cultures and industries creating economic success and pleasant living conditions.

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Brampton's Demographics

Brampton is one of Canada's fastest growing cities, with a current population of 435,000 as of 2006 that is estimated to rise to 680,000 in the next 25 years. Brampton's population is largely growing from immigration, especially from the South Asian community. In fact, from 1996 to 2001, the South Asian population, especially Punjabi Sikhs, grew from 34,000 to 63,000.

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Brampton's Climate

Brampton, similar to the rest of Southern Ontario, is known for having fairly hot summers and exceptionally cold winters.

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Education in Brampton, Ontario

WinBrampton is home to many academically successful public, arts, and private schools, as well as the post-secondary “David Campus” of Sheridan College, which focuses on business and trades skills.

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Transportation around Brampton, Ontario

Optimally placed in the Greater Toronto Area, Brampton is surrounded by numerous major highway systems, including Highways 410, 407 and 401. The Canadian National Railway and the Orangeville-Brampton Railway both run through the city, and Brampton is served by a basic bus service and is home to the Brampton airport.

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Tourism and Attractions of Brampton

Brampton manages to maintain a small town atmosphere despite its size and urbanization. The city boasts top quality shopping, sports events, museums, art galleries, cultural heritage sites, theatres, and outdoor activities such as cross-country skiing and hiking. The city is also renowned for its unparalleled floral displays, the exciting Wild Water Kingdom, and the historic warplane museum.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Brampton
  • Bramalea
  • Caledon
  • Malton
  • Meadowville Villiage
  • Churchville
  • Springbrook
  • Heart Lake
  • Valleywood
  • Snelgrove
  • Alloa

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Geography of Brampton, Ontario

WBrampton has a land area of 266.53 km2, is home to numerous lakes, and is surrounded by many major highway systems. The city's land is relatively flat, although somewhat hilly in certain locations.

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Brampton's Government

The city of Brampton is served by mayor Hari Singh Bhatti, city manager Lorne McCool, the Regional Council, and the City Council.

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Brampton's Economy and Industry

Many major companies have factories or offices within the city of Brampton, including Ford, Nortel, Coca-Cola, Maple Lodge Farms, Canadian Tire, Humpty Dumpty, Parkinson Coach Line, Zellers, and Para Paints.

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Brampton's Culture and Significant Events

Brampton is a city of great multiculturalism and unique cultural attractions, including the Artway Gallery, the Rose Theatre, the Heritage Theatre, and the Peel Heritage Complex.

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Sports in Brampton, Ontario

Brampton is home to numerous successful sports team, including the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League and the Brampton Excelsiors of the Canadian Lacrosse Association.

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Media of Brampton

Brampton is home to the Brampton Guardian and Hindi abroad newspapers, and radio stations 102.1 The Edge and Multicultural Radio AM 530

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