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Thunder Bay District
—  District  —
Location of Thunder Bay District in Ontario
Coordinates: 50°00′00″N 88°00′00″W / 50°N 88°W / 50; -88Coordinates: 50°00′00″N 88°00′00″W / 50°N 88°W / 50; -88
Country Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Province Ontario Flag of Ontario.svg
Region Northwestern Ontario
Created 1871
 - MPs Carol Hughes (NDP)
Bruce Hyer (NDP)
John Rafferty (NDP)
 - MPPs Michael Gravelle (OLP)
Bill Mauro (OLP)
Michael A. Brown (OLP)
 - Total 103,706.27 km2 (40,041.2 sq mi)
Elevation [1] 220 m (722 ft)
Population (2006)[2]
 - Total 149,063
 - Density 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi)
  Canada 2006 Census
Time zone EST (UTC −5)
CST (UTC −6)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC −4)
CDT (UTC −5) (UTC)
Postal code span P0S, P0T, P7A to P7G, P7J to P7L
Area code(s) 807
Largest communities [3] Thunder Bay (109,140)
Oliver Paipoonge (5,757)
Greenstone (4,906)

Thunder Bay District is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. The district seat is Thunder Bay.

In 2006, the population was 149,063.[2] The land area is 103,706.27 km2 (40,041 sq mi); the population density was 1.4 people/km2 (3.7 people/sq mi).



Thunder Bay District was created in 1871 by provincial statute from the western half of Algoma District. Its northern and western boundaries were uncertain until Ontario's right to Northwestern Ontario was determined by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.[4] Until about 1902 it was often called Algoma West from the name of the provincial constituency established in 1885.

The following districts include areas that were formerly part of Thunder Bay District:


Almost 80 per cent of the district's population lives in the city of Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area; no other community in the district exceeds 7,000 in population.

Census subdivisions


First Nations and their Indian Reserves

Unorganized areas

Geographic Neighbors

See also


  1. ^ Highest point is 640m, located in Pukaskwa National Park. Thunder Bay is at 183m. 220 is an estimate
  2. ^ a b Statcan 2006 Census Profile - Thunder Bay District
  3. ^ Compilation of Northwestern Ontario's 2006 census data


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