Sunday, April 15, 2007
London Ontario Canada
+ London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor with a metropolitan area population of 457,720; the city proper had a population of 352,395 in the 2006 Canadian census. +London is the seat of Middlesex County, at the forks of the non-navigable Thames River, halfway between Toronto and Detroit, Michigan. It is located at 43°0′N, 81°15′W.
+London and the surrounding area (roughly, the territory between Kitchener-Waterloo and Windsor) is collectively known as Southwestern Ontario.
+The City of London is a single-tier municipality, politically separate from Middlesex County though it remains the official county seat. +London was first settled by Europeans in 1826 and was incorporated as a city on January 1, 1855.
+Since then, London has grown into the largest Southwestern Ontario municipality and the city has developed a strong focus towards education, health care, tourism, manufacturing, economic leadership and prosperity.