Brampton

Brampton (/ˈbræmptən/ or /ˈbræmtən/) is a city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Brampton is a city in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is a lower-tier municipality within Peel Region. The city has a population of 656,480 as of the 2021 Census, making it the ninth most populous municipality in Canada and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe urban area, behind Toronto and Mississauga.

Brampton
City of Brampton
The Brampton Dominion building
Nickname(s): 
Flower City (previously Flower Town)[1]
Brampton
Brampton
Coordinates: 43°41′18″N 79°45′39″W[2]
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
RegionPeel Region
Incorporation1853 (village)
 1873 (town)
 1974 (city)
Government
  MayorPatrick Brown
  Governing BodyBrampton City Council
(click for members)
  Federal
representation
List of MPs
  Provincial
representation
Area
  Land265.89 km2 (102.66 sq mi)
Elevation
218 m (715 ft)
Population
  Total656,480 (9th)
  Density2,469/km2 (6,390/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Bramptonian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Forward sortation area
Area code(s)905, 289, 365, and 742
Websitewww.brampton.ca

Indigenous peoples have inhabited the Brampton area for thousands of years and the city is situated on the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg.[5] Named after the town of Brampton in Cumberland, England, Brampton was incorporated as a village in 1853 and as a town in 1873, and became a city in 1974.[5] Immigration has greatly increased Brampton's population, from 10,000 in the 1950s to over 600,000 today.

The city was once known as "The Flower Town of Canada", a title referring to its large greenhouse industry. Nowadays, Brampton's major economic sectors include advanced manufacturing, retail administration, logistics, information and communication technologies, food and beverage, life sciences, and business services.


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