Timiskaming District

Sudbury District Northeastern Ontario Ontario
Timiskaming District

District de Timiskaming
Location of Timiskaming District in Ontario
Location of Timiskaming District in Ontario
Coordinates: 47°50′N 80°30′W / 47.833°N 80.500°W / 47.833; -80.500Coordinates: 47°50′N 80°30′W / 47.833°N 80.500°W / 47.833; -80.500
Country Canada
Province Ontario
RegionNortheastern Ontario
Created1912 (1912)
Government
 • MPsCharlie Angus, Marc Serré, Anthony Rota
 • MPPsFrance Gélinas, John Vanthof, Guy Bourgouin
Area
 • Land13,299.92 km2 (5,135.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total32,251
 • Density2.4/km2 (6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code FSA
P0J, P0K, P2N
Area code(s)705, 249
SeatTemiskaming Shores

Timiskaming is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. The district was created in 1912 from parts of Algoma, Nipissing, and Sudbury districts. In 1921, Cochrane District was created from parts of this district and parts of Thunder Bay District.

The division had a population of 32,251 in the Canada 2016 Census. The land area is 13,299.92 square kilometres (5,135.13 sq mi); the population density was 2.4 per square kilometre (6.2/sq mi).[1]

It is just west of the similarly-named Témiscamingue county in Québec, which is also informally called a region, but is administratively part of a greater region named Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

History

The coureurs de bois explored and traded fur in what is now the Timiskaming District, in the 17th century.[3]

Subdivisions

City

Towns

Townships

Village

First Nations reserve

Unorganized areas

The following local services boards serve inhabitants of these unincorporated areas:

Geographical townships

Demographics

Politics

The district seat is in Temiskaming Shores.

Along with portions of the neighbouring district, Cochrane, Timiskaming is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario by John Vanthof. In the House of Commons of Canada, the district is divided between Nipissing—Timiskaming, represented by Anthony Rota, in the south, and Timmins—James Bay, represented by Charlie Angus, in the north. A very small portion of the district also belongs to the riding of Nickel Belt.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  2. ^ a b "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  3. ^ "Official Plan" (PDF). Town of Kirkland Lake. Retrieved 2011-10-21.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-19.
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.