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Ontario
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin)
("Lyal she began, lyal she remains")
Caipital Toronto
Lairgest ceety Toronto
Lairgest metro Greater Toronto Aurie
Offeecial leids Inglis (de facto)
Demonym Ontarian
Govrenment
Type Constitutional monarchy
Lieutenant Govrenor David Onley
Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal)
Legislatur Legislative Assembly o Ontario
Federal representation In Canadian pairlament
Hoose seats 106 o 308 (34.4%)
Senate seats 24 o 105 (22.9%)
Confederation 1 Julie 1867 (1st, wi QC, NS, NB)
Aurie [1] Ranked 4t
Total 1,076,395 km2 (415,598 sq mi)
Laund 917,741 km2 (354,342 sq mi)
Watter (%) 158,654 km2 (61,257 sq mi) (14.7%)
Proportion o Canadae 10.8% o 9,984,670 km2
Population  Ranked 1st
Total (2011) 12,851,821 [2]
Densitie (2011) 14 /km2 (36 /sq mi)
GDP  Ranked 1st
Total (2009) C$614 billion[3]
Per caipita C$43,847 (6t)
Abbreviations
Postal ON
ISO 3166-2 CA-ON
Time zone Eastren: UTC-5/-4
(maist o province)
Eastren: UTC-5 (Nae DST)
(Atikokan)
Central: UTC-6/-5
(Maist o NW Ontario)
Postal code prefix K L M N P
Flouer White Trillium
Tree Eastern White Pine
Bird Great Northren Loon
Wabsteid www.ontario.ca
Rankins include aw provinces an territories

Ontario /ɒnˈtɛəri./ is a Province o Canadae locatit in the east-central pairt o Canadae.[4][5] It is the lairgest Province bi population[6] an seicont lairgest in total aurie.[1] It is hame tae Canadae`s maist populous ceety, Toronto, the caipital ceety o Ontario,[7] an Ottawa, the naitional caipital o Canadae.

Ontario is bordered bi Manitoba on its wast, Hudson Bay on its north, an Quebec on its east, an bi three states o the Unitit States tae its sooth (frae wast tae east): Minnesota, Michigan, an New York. Ohio an Pennsylvania are athort Lake Erie. Aw but a sma portion o Ontario's 2,700 km (1,677 mi) border wi the Unitit States follae inland waterways: frae the wast at Lake o the Woods, eastward alang the major rivers an lakes o the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence River drainage seestem. These are the Rainy River, Lake Superior, the St. Mary's River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, an alang the St. Lawrence River frae Kingston, Ontario tae the Quebec boundary juist east o Cornwall, Ontario.

Ontario is sometimes broken intae twa regions, Northren Ontario an Soothren Ontario. The great majority o Ontario's population an its arable land is locatit in the sooth, maistly alang the northren lakeshores o Lake Erie an Lake Ontario. In contrast, the northren three-quarters o Ontario is spairsely populatit.

The province is named efter Lake Ontario, which is thought tae hae been derived frae Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) wird meanin "great lake",[8] or possibly skanadario which means "bonnie water" in the Iroquoian leids.[9] Ontario contains aboot 250,000 freshwater lakes.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Canada's provinces and territories total area, land area and water area.". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  2. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Statcan.gc.ca. January 24, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  3. "Ontario Financial Authority: About Ontario". ofina.on.ca. Retrieved August 24, 2011. 
  4. "Ontario." Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. 2003. (ISBN 0-87779-809-5) New York: Merriam-Webster, Inc."
  5. Ontario is locatit in the geographic eastren hauf o Canadae, but it haes historically an politically been considered tae be pairt o Central Canadae (alang wi Manitoba).
  6. "Ontario is the largest province in the country by population". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  7. "Population of census metropolitan areas (2001 Census boundaries)". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  8. Mithun, Marianne (2000). The Languages of Native North America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 312. 
  9. "About Canada // Ontario". Study Canada. pp. Last Paragraph–second last sentence. Retrieved 2007-01-05. "Ontario's name is thought to come form the Iroquois wird "Skanadario" which means "bonnie water""