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Full nameBrampton
Official nameBrampton
Settlement typeCity
RegionPeel Region
Incorporation1853 (village)
MayorSusan Fennell
Governing BodyBrampton City Council
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MPsList of MPs
Eve Adams (CPC)
Parm Gill (CPC)
Bal Gosal (CPC)
Kyle Seeback (CPC)
MPPsList of MPPs
Vic Dhillon (OLP)
Linda Jeffrey (OLP)
Jagmeet Singh (ONDP)
Amrit Mangat (OLP)
Land Area103 sq mi (266.71 km2)
Total Population433806 (Ranked 11th) (2006)
Density (pop.)1626.5/km2 (4212.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEST (UTC−5)
- Summer (DST)EDT (UTC−4)
Forward sortation areaL6P-L7A
Area code905/289

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Brampton (c-eniconˈbræmptən or c-enˈbræmtən) is the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) of Ontario, Canada and the seat of Peel Region. As of the 2006 census, Brampton's population stood at 433,806, making it the 11th largest city in Canada. It is also one of Canada's fastest growing municipalities, with an average annual growth rate (2001 2006) of 6.6%. With the median age at 33.7, it is the youngest community in the GTA. It is estimated that in 2011 Brampton has 510,000 people. Brampton has the largest concentration of South Asians in Canada, making up 36% of Brampton's population.

Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853, taking its name from the rural town of Brampton, in Cumbria, England. Brampton was once known as The Flower Town of Canada, a title it earned due to the city's large greenhouse industry. This included Dale's Flowers, a company that won many international rose awards for nearly half a century. Today, the city's major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail administration and logistics, information and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences and business services. It houses the national headquarters of Loblaw Companies, HBC/Zellers, Bacardi, Brita, Clorox and other companies.

The city is home to Canadian Forces Army Reserve unit The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton Regiment).

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