Brampton (// or //) 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.
|City of Brampton|
|• Mayor||Patrick Brown|
|• Governing Body||Brampton City Council|
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| • Federal|
| • Provincial|
|• Land||265.89 km2 (102.66 sq mi)|
|Elevation||218 m (715 ft)|
|• Total||656,480 (9th)|
|• Density||2,469/km2 (6,390/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Forward sortation area|
|Area code(s)||905, 289, 365, and 742|
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. 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. 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.