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Hamilton
Ceety
City of Hamilton

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Nickname(s): Ambitious City,[1] Steeltown,[2] The Hammer[3]
Motto: Together Aspire - Together Achieve
Location in the province o Ontario, Canadae
Coordinates: 43°15′N 79°52′W / 43.250°N 79.867°W / 43.250; -79.867
Kintra Banner o Canadae Canadae
Province Banner o Ontario Ontario
Incorporatit 9 Juin 1846[4]
Government
 • Mayor Bob Bratina
 • Ceety Cooncil Hamilton, Ontario City Council
 • MPs
 • MPPs
Area[5]
 • Ceety 1,138.11 km2 (439.43 sq mi)
 • Land 1,117.11 km2 (431.32 sq mi)
 • Water 21 km2 (8 sq mi)
 • Urban 227.70 km2 (87.92 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,371.76 km2 (529.64 sq mi)
Highest elevation 324 m (1,063 ft)
Lowest elevation 75 m (246 ft)
Population (2011)[5][6]
 • Ceety 519,949 (10t)
 • Density 465.4/km2 (1,205/sq mi)
 • Metro 721,053 (9t)
 • Demonym Hamiltonian
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Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span L8E tae L8W, L9A tae L9C, L9G tae L9H, L9K
Area code(s) 905, 289, 519
Website www.hamilton.ca

Hamilton is a port ceety in the Canadian province o Ontario. Conceivit bi George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand ferm shortly efter the War o 1812, Hamilton haes become the centre o a densely populatit an industrialisit region at the wast end o Lake Ontario kent as the Golden Horseshoe. On 1 Januar 2001, the new Ceety o Hamilton wis formit through the amalgamation o the umwhile ceety an the ither constituent lawer-tier municipalities o the Regional Municipality of Hamilton–Wentworth wi the upper-tier regional govrenment. Residents o the ceety ar kent as Hamiltonians. Syne 1981, the metropolitan aurie haes been leetit as the nint lairgest in Canadae an the third lairgest in Ontario.

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  1. Bailey, Thomas Melville (1991). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924). W.L. Griffin Ltd. 
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  3. "Don't put The Hammer down; Hamilton's had lots of nicknames, but this one's like the city -- no pretence," Paul Wilson, Hamilton Spectator, December 6, 2006, p. G2.
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  5. 5.0 5.1 "Community Highlights for Hamilton (City)". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  6. "Stats Canada 2006 Canadian Census: Hamilton, Ontario". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  7. http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3525005&Geo2=CD&Code2=3525&Data=Count&SearchText=hamilton&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=&TABID=1