Niagara region in Ontario Canada is over 1800 square kilometers, giving us lots of great places to explore. The region is situated on two of the Great Lakes. The northern boundary is Lake Ontario, while Lake Erie is the southern boundary. To the west of Niagara is the City of Hamilton, and easterly lies the American border in the shape of the Niagara River.
Facts About Niagara Region:
- Population is approximately half a million and growing rapidly in some towns.
- Niagara Region covers almost 716 square miles (1,854 square kms).
- The city of Niagara Falls, where Niagara Falls is located is only one city in Niagara Region.
- There are 12 municipalities in the Niagara Region, though this may be changing soon based on provincial talks of amalgamation.
- The Niagara Escarpment goes from Niagara Falls to Lake Huron. It also runs through various states on the U.S. side.
- Main economic source is agriculture and tourism.
- Agriculture includes fruit, flowers, and grapes.
- There are 180 wineries in Ontario. Of this, close to 100 are in the Niagara Region.
- Niagara’s latitude is between 41 and 44 degrees North
- Niagara is in the same latitude band as Provence in France, and the Chianti Classico region in Italy.
- The QEW heading to Niagara from Toronto is always packed on a summer weekend. Traffic jam!
- The same highway gets you to the border crossings into the USA. More traffic jams!
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