Ontario

Ontario
Motto(s): 
Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin)
("Loyal she began, loyal she remains")
CountryCanada
ConfederationJuly 1, 1867 (1st, with Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick)
CapitalToronto
Largest cityToronto
Largest metroGreater Toronto Area
Government
 • TypeConstitutional monarchy
 • Lieutenant GovernorElizabeth Dowdeswell
 • PremierDoug Ford (Progressive Conservative)
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Ontario
Federal representation(in Canadian Parliament)
House seats121 of 338 (35.8%)
Senate seats24 of 105 (22.9%)
Area
 • Total1,076,395 km2 (415,598 sq mi)
 • Land917,741 km2 (354,342 sq mi)
 • Water158,654 km2 (61,257 sq mi)  14.7%
Area rankRanked 4th
 10.8% of Canada
Population
 (2016)
 • Total13,448,494 [2]
 • Estimate 
(2019 Q2)
14,490,207 [3]
 • RankRanked 1st
 • Density14.65/km2 (37.9/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ontarian[4]
Official languagesEnglish[5]
GDP
 • Rank1st
 • Total (2015)C$763.276 billion[6]
 • Per capitaC$55,322 (7th)
Time zone
Postal abbr.
ON
Postal code prefixK L M N P
ISO 3166 codeCA-ON
FlowerWhite trillium
TreeEastern white pine
Birdwww.ontario.ca
Rankings include all provinces and territories

Ontario (/ (About this soundlisten); French pronunciation: [ɔ̃taʁjo]) is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada.[7][8] Located in Central Canada, it is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area.[9][10] Ontario is fourth-largest jurisdiction in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included.[1] It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto,[11] which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east and northeast, and to the south by the U.S. states of (from west to east) Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York. Almost all of Ontario's 2,700 km (1,678 mi) border with the United States follows inland waterways: from the west at Lake of the Woods, eastward along the major rivers and lakes of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River drainage system. These are the Rainy River, the Pigeon River, Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall, Ontario. There is only about 1 km (0.6 mi) of land border made up of portages including Height of Land Portage on the Minnesota border.[12]

Ontario is sometimes conceptually divided into two regions, Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. The great majority of Ontario's population and arable land is in the south. In contrast, the larger, northern part of Ontario is sparsely populated with cold winters and heavy forestation.

Etymology

The province is named after Lake Ontario, a term thought to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning "great lake",[13] or possibly skanadario, which means "beautiful water" in the Iroquoian languages.[14] Ontario has about 250,000 freshwater lakes.[15]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Ontario
አማርኛ: ኦንቴሪዮ
Ænglisc: Ontario
العربية: أونتاريو
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܐܘܢܛܐܪܝܘ
asturianu: Ontario
Avañe'ẽ: Ontario
azərbaycanca: Ontario
বাংলা: অন্টারিও
Bân-lâm-gú: Ontario
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Антарыё
български: Онтарио
Boarisch: Ontario
bosanski: Ontario
brezhoneg: Ontario
буряад: Онтарио
català: Ontàrio
corsu: Ontario
Cymraeg: Ontario
dansk: Ontario
Deitsch: Ontario
Deutsch: Ontario
eesti: Ontario
Ελληνικά: Οντάριο
español: Ontario
Esperanto: Ontario
euskara: Ontario
فارسی: انتاریو
føroyskt: Ontario
français: Ontario
Frysk: Ontario
furlan: Ontario
Gaeilge: Ontario
Gaelg: Ontario
Gàidhlig: Ontario
galego: Ontario
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Ontario-sén
한국어: 온타리오주
हिन्दी: ओंटेरियो
hrvatski: Ontario
Ido: Ontario
Bahasa Indonesia: Ontario
interlingua: Ontario
Interlingue: Ontario
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐋᓐᑎᐅᕆᔪ
íslenska: Ontario
italiano: Ontario
עברית: אונטריו
kalaallisut: Ontario
Kapampangan: Ontario
ქართული: ონტარიო
kernowek: Ontario
Kiswahili: Ontario
Ladino: Ontaryo
Latina: Ontario
latviešu: Ontārio
Lëtzebuergesch: Ontario
lietuvių: Ontarijas
Ligure: Ontario
lingála: Ontario
magyar: Ontario
македонски: Онтарио
Malagasy: Ontario
മലയാളം: ഒണ്ടാറിയോ
Māori: Ontario
მარგალური: ონტარიო
Bahasa Melayu: Ontario
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Ontario
монгол: Онтарио
Nederlands: Ontario
Nēhiyawēwin / ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ: ᐅᓐᑌᕇᐤ
नेपाली: ओन्टारियो
Nordfriisk: Ontario
norsk: Ontario
norsk nynorsk: Ontario
occitan: Ontàrio
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Ontario (Kanada)
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਉਂਟਾਰੀਓ
پنجابی: اونٹاریو
Papiamentu: Ontario
Picard: Ontario
Piemontèis: Ontario
polski: Ontario
português: Ontário
română: Ontario
русский: Онтарио
саха тыла: Онтарио
sardu: Ontario
Scots: Ontario
shqip: Ontario
sicilianu: Ontariu
Simple English: Ontario
slovenčina: Ontário
slovenščina: Ontario
Soomaaliga: Ontario
српски / srpski: Онтарио
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ontario
suomi: Ontario
svenska: Ontario
Taqbaylit: Ontario
татарча/tatarça: Онтарио
తెలుగు: అంటారియో
Türkçe: Ontario
українська: Онтаріо
اردو: انٹاریو
vèneto: Ontario
Tiếng Việt: Ontario
Volapük: Ontario
Võro: Ontario
文言: 安大略省
Winaray: Ontario
吴语: 安大略省
ייִדיש: אנטעריא
粵語: 安大略省
Zazaki: Ontario
žemaitėška: Ontarėjos
中文: 安大略省