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Barrie

Administration
Full nameBarrie
Official nameBarrie
Settlement typeIndependent city
MottoThe People are the City
CountryCanada
Province 
CountySimcoe (independent)
First settledEnd of War of 1812
Established1837 (town)
Established1853 (city)
Named forSir Robert Barrie
Government
MayorJeffrey Robert Lehman
CouncilBarrie City Council
MPPAileen Carroll (LIB)
MPPatrick Brown (CON)
Geography
Total Area29.7 sq mi (76.99 km2)
Urban Area66.2 sq mi (171.53 km2)
Metro Area346.4 sq mi (897.47 km2)
Elevation826.8 ft (252 m)
Demography
Total Population128430 (35th) (2006)
Density (pop.)1668.14/km2 (4320.5/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)157501
Metro (pop.)177061 (21st)
EthnicityEthnic groups
92.1% White

2.9% Asian
0.6% Chinese
1.0% South Asian
0.4% Filipino
0.3% Southeast Asian
0.2% Arab
0.2% West Asian
2.2% Korean
0.1% Japanese

1.0% Black

0.7% Latin American

1.3% Multiracial
0.1% White and Chinese
0.1% White and South Asian
0.4% White and Black
0.1% White and Filipino
0.02% White and Southeast Asian
0.06% White and Arab
0.008% White and West Asian
0.01% White and Korean
0.008% White and Japanese
0.2% White and other/multiple visible minority
0.1% Multiple visible minority

2.1% Aboriginal and Other
1.9% Aboriginal
0.2% Other visible minority
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Postal codeL4M-L4N
Area code705 and 249

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Barrie is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada, located on the western shore of Lake Simcoe, approximately 90 km north of Toronto. Although located in Simcoe County, the city is politically independent. Barrie is located within the northern part of the Greater Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region of Ontario centred around the Greater Toronto Area.

In 2006 the city's population was 128,430 residents, making it the 35th largest city in Canada. Data released from the 2006 census indicates that the Barrie metropolitan area, with 177,061 residents, is the 21st largest, and one of the fastest growing census metropolitan areas in the country.


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