What Canadian Cities Have the Largest Populations?


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According to a 2011 census, the most populated cities in Canada are Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton. The cities of Mississauga, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Brampton and Hamilton round out the top 10 in population.

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Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is the most populated city in Canada. In 2011, Toronto had approximately 2,615,060 inhabitants. Montreal, which had 1,649,519 inhabitants, is the most populated city in the province of Quebec and Canada's second-most populated city. Calgary is the most populated city in the province of Alberta and the third-most populated city in the country, with an estimated 1,096,833 residents.

The eastern Ontario city of Ottawa, Canada's national capital, is the fourth-most populated city in the country and home to approximately 883,391 people. Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, had 812,201 inhabitants in 2011. Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, is the sixth-most populated municipality in Canada with 713,443 people. Winnipeg is the capital city of the province of Manitoba and had a population of 663,617, which is the seventh-highest in the country.

Vancouver is British Columbia's most populated city and has the eighth-highest population in the country, with approximately 603,502 inhabitants. Brampton, another suburb of Toronto, has the ninth-highest population in Canada, with 523,911 people. Hamilton, a southern Ontario city, is the 10th-most populous municipality in Canada, with approximately 519,949 inhabitants. Quebec City, the capital of the province of Quebec, had a population of 516,622 in 2011.

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