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Sudbury District
—  District  —
Mattagami First Nation
Location of Sudbury District in Ontario
Country Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Province Ontario Flag of Ontario.svg
Region Northeastern Ontario
Created 1907
Government
 - MPs Claude Gravelle, Carol Hughes
 - MPPs Mike Brown, France Gélinas
Area
 - Total 38,504.53 km2 (14,866.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 21,392
 Density 0.6/km2 (1.6/sq mi)
  Canada 2006 Census
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
Postal code span
Area code(s) 705
Seat Espanola

The Sudbury District is a district in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. It was created in 1894 from townships of eastern Algoma District and west Nipissing District.

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Geography

Although the Sudbury District takes its name from the city of Greater Sudbury, and geographically encloses the city on all sides, the city is not politically part of the district. The city instead has comprised its own separate census division since 1973, when the Regional Municipality of Sudbury was created. The Regional Municipality of Sudbury was separated from the district so that its needs could not dominate the much smaller communities in the district.

The overwhelming majority of the district (about 92%) is unincorporated and part of Unorganized Sudbury District. With the exception of Chapleau, all of the district's incorporated municipalities are found in the area immediately surrounding Greater Sudbury to the west, east and south. North of the Greater Sudbury area, the district is sparsely populated; between Sudbury and Chapleau, only unincorporated settlements, ghost towns and small First Nations reserves are found.

Demographics

In 2006, the population of the Sudbury District was 21,392.[1] Some sources may improperly include the city of Greater Sudbury in the district, thereby citing a population of approximately 180,000, although this is incorrect.

Subdivisions

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Towns

Townships

Unorganized areas

First Nations reserves

Provincial Highways

The Sudbury District is served by Trans-Canada Highways 17, which leads from the community of Walford (Sables-Spanish Rivers) in the west to the community of Warren (Markstay-Warren) in the east, and 69, which enters the district at French River and exits at the southern boundary of Greater Sudbury.

The Ontario government is converting Highway 69 to a freeway. Construction, and renumbering as Highway 400, are expected to be complete by 2017.

Other primary provincial highways in the district are:

The Sudbury District also has a number of secondary provincial highways, which are the analogue in a district to county or municipal roads in Southern Ontario. They are important connections to the communities they serve, but are not significant routes for through traffic. The secondary highways are:

See also Sultan Industrial Road.

Provincial Parks

References


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