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Flag Ontario Ontario is a Province of Canada located in the east-central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest, after Quebec, in total area, (Nunavut and the Northwest Territories are larger in area, but they are not provinces.) The province's largest metropolitan area and Canada's most populous city, Toronto, is the capital city of Ontario. The national capital of Canada, Ottawa, is located in Ontario as well.
The province is named after Lake Ontario, which is thought to have been derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning "great lake", or possibly skanadario which means "beautiful water" in the Iroquoian languages. Ontario contains about 250,000 freshwater lakes.


Map Ontario Capital : Toronto
Largest metro : Toronto
Population : 12 977 059
Abbreviation : ON
Main Cities : Toronto, Ottawa, Windsor, London, Kitchener, Kingston, Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga, North Bay, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, St-Catharines, Sarnia, Sault Ste-Marie