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Upper Canada

19th century British colony in present-day Ontario

Upper Canada is an old British name for the Canadian province of Ontario.

Province of Upper Canada

1791–1841
Flag of Upper Canada
Flag
Map of Upper Canada (in orange) with 21st-century Canada (in pink) surrounding it
Map of Upper Canada (in orange) with 21st-century Canada (in pink) surrounding it
StatusBritish colony
CapitalNewark 1792–1797 (renamed Niagara 1798, Niagara-on-the-Lake 1970)
York (later renamed Toronto in 1834) 1797–1841
Common languagesEnglish
GovernmentFamily Compact oligarchy
under a
Constitutional monarchy
Sovereign 
• 1791–1820
George III
• 1820–1830
George IV
• 1830–1837
William IV
• 1837–1841
Victoria
Lieutenant-Governor; Executive Council of Upper Canada 
LegislatureParliament of Upper Canada
Legislative Council
Legislative Assembly
Historical eraBritish Era
26 December 1791
10 February 1841
Area
1836[1]258,999 km2 (100,000 sq mi)
Population
• 1823[1]
150196
• 1836[1]
358187
CurrencyHalifax pound
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Province of Quebec (1763–1791)
United Province of Canada
Today part of

 Canada

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Butler (1843), pp. 10, 20