St. Catharines

most populous city in Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

St. Catharines is the biggest city in the Niagara Region of Canada. Nearly 132,000 people live in St. Catharines as of 2006.

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

Sister citiesEdit

Other websitesEdit