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10 Interesting Facts About Kingston, Ontario

Facts About Kingston

  • Kingston is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada.
  • Kingston is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River.
  • Kingston is within the Mixedwood Plains Ecozone and is dominated in the Kingston area by a mixture of deciduous and coniferous tree species and abundant water resources.
  • Kingston has the largest concentration of federal correctional facilities in Canada.
  • Kingston is nicknamed the “Limestone City” because of the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone.
  • Kingston is known for its historic properties, as reflected in the city’s motto of “where history and innovation thrive”.
  • Kingston was named the first capital of the United Province of Canada on February 10, 1841.
  • Kingston was the county seat of Frontenac County until 1998. Kingston is now a separate municipality from the County of Frontenac.
  • Cataraqui would be renamed Kingston after the British took possession of the fort, and Loyalists began settling the region in the 1780s.
  • Kingston is home to four of the 11 surviving Martello towers built in British North America in the first half of the 1800s.
Facts About Kingston
Facts About Kingston

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