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Thunder Bay

city in Thunder Bay District, province of Ontario, Canada

Thunder Bay is the most populous city in Northwestern Ontario, in Canada. Its population was 107,909 as of the 2016 census. Before, it was two cities called Fort William and Port Arthur. Thunder Bay has the second largest population in Northern Ontario, behind Greater Sudbury.

Thunder Bay
City of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay skyline.JPG
Lakehead University Summer Campus.jpgMAgnust Theatre Thunder Bay October One.jpg
Thunder Bay City Hall 2010.jpgThunder Bay Tourist Pagoda.jpg
From top left: View from Mount McKay, Lakehead University, Magnus Theatre, City Hall, Tourist Pagoda
Nickname(s): 
"Canada’s Gateway to the West", "T-Bay", "Lakehead" or "The Lakehead"[1]
Motto(s): 
Superior by Nature / The Gateway to the West
Thunder Bay is located in Ontario
Thunder Bay
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Location of Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay is located in Canada
Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay (Canada)
Coordinates: 48°22′56″N 89°14′46″W / 48.38222°N 89.24611°W / 48.38222; -89.24611Coordinates: 48°22′56″N 89°14′46″W / 48.38222°N 89.24611°W / 48.38222; -89.24611
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
DistrictThunder Bay District
CMAThunder Bay
Settled1683 as Fort Caministigoyan
AmalgamationJanuary 1, 1970
Electoral Districts     
Federal

Thunder Bay—Superior North/Thunder Bay—Rainy River
ProvincialThunder Bay—Superior North/Thunder Bay—Atikokan
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Government
 • MayorBill Mauro
 • City managerNorm Gale[2]
 • Governing BodyThunder Bay City Council
 • MPsPatty Hajdu (Liberal)
Don Rusnak (Liberal)
 • MPPsMichael Gravelle (OLP)
Judith Monteith-Farrell (ONDP)
Area
 • City (single-tier)447.5 km2 (172.8 sq mi)
 • Land328.24 km2 (126.73 sq mi)
 • Water119.0 km2 (45.9 sq mi)  26.6%
 • Urban
179.38 km2 (69.26 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,556.37 km2 (987.02 sq mi)
Elevation199 m (653 ft)
Population
 • City (single-tier)107,909 (50th)
 • Density330.1/km2 (855/sq mi)
 • Urban
93,952 (33rd)
 • Urban density569.9/km2 (1,476/sq mi)
 • Metro
121,621 (33rd)
 • Metro density47.6/km2 (123/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Thunder Bayer
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)807
NTS Map052A06
GNBC CodeFCWFX
Websitewww.thunderbay.ca

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Canada's Gateway to the West". Port of Thunder Bay. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. Smith, Jamie. "Norm Gale appointed city manager at city council meeting Monday," TB News Watch (January 11, 2016). Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. City Hall, Thunder Bay City Council. Retrieved June 2, 2007.
  4. Municipal Code, by-law 218-2003. Retrieved June 2, 2007.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Thunder Bay, Ontario (Code 3558004) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Thunder Bay (census metropolitan area) (Code 595) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Thunder Bay (population centre) (Code 0935) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. February 8, 2012. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
  8. The Port of Thunder Bay, The Transportation Sector. City of Thunder Bay. Retrieved November 30, 2007.
  9. "Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000". Thunder Bay A, Ontario: Environment Canada. January 19, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2012.