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City of Quinte West
Dundas Street in Trenton.
City of Quinte West is located in Ontario
City of Quinte West
Coordinates: 44°11′N 77°34′W / 44.183°N 77.567°W / 44.183; -77.567
Country Canada
Province Ontario
County Hastings
Settled 1780s
Incorporated 1998
Government
 - Type City
 - Mayor John R. Williams
 - Governing Body Quinte West Council
Area
 - Total 493.85 km2 (190.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 42,697 (ranked 105th)
 - Density 86.5/km2 (224/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span K0K, K8V
Area code(s) 613
Website City of Quinte West

Quinte West is a city, formerly part of Hastings County, but now a Separated municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada, . It is located on the western end of the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. The Lake Ontario terminus of the Trent-Severn Waterway is located in the municipality.

Quinte West was formed through the amalgamation of the city of Trenton, the village of Frankford and the townships of Murray and Sidney on January 1, 1998. Trenton is the largest community and serves as the administrative and commercial centre.

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Communities

In addition to Trenton and Frankford, the district of Quinte West, also includes the communities of Barcovan Beach, Batawa, Bayside, Chatterton, German Landing, Glen Miller, Glen Ross, Halloway, Johnstown, Lovett, Madoc Junction, Maple View, Mount Zion, Oak Lake, River Valley, Roseland Acres, Spencers Landing, Stockdale, Tuftsville, Twelve O'Clock, Wallbridge and Wooler.

Frankford was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s when settler Abel Scott built a grist mill along the Trent River. The settlement went under a number of names, including Scott's Mills, Cold Creek and Manchester. The settlement was named Frankford after Sir Francis Bond Head, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Frankford was incorporated as a village in 1920.

Economy

Quinte West is home to 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Forces primary air transportation hub. Many of Canadian Forces operations in Afghanistan are carried out from this base. It also serves as the area's biggest employer.

Religion and Language

The population of Quinte West is largely Christian, although a small Jewish community exists in Quinte West and the surrounding area, with a synagogue operating in neighbouring Belleville. Quinte West, like all of Ontario, is predominatly English speaking, but because of the military base bringing in families from the French speaking parts of the country, there is a fairly large French speaking neighbourhood in Trenton.

Media

Trenton is the official community of license for one radio station, CJTN-FM, although the station broadcasts from studios in Belleville. The city has its own edition of the regional community newspaper The Shield, Osprey Media publishes the community newspaper The Trentonian, and CFB Trenton has its own Canadian Forces newspaper, the Trenton Contact.

Quinte West is otherwise served primarily by media from Belleville.

Government

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are the local law enforcement authority. The current mayor of the city is John Williams.

Demographics

According to the Canada 2006 Census:[1]

Population: 42,697 (3.2% from 2001)
Land area: 493.85 km2 (190.68 sq mi)
Population density: 86.5 inhabitants per square kilometre (224 /sq mi)
Median age: N/A (males: N/A, females: N/A)
Total private dwellings: 17,612
Dwellings occupied by permanent residents: 16,716
Median household income: $N/A
N/A = Data Not Available

References

  1. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. 2009-02-24. http://www12.statcan.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-591/index.cfm?Lang=E. Retrieved 9 March 2009.  

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