Facts About Kitchener

  • Kitchener is located in Southwestern Ontario, in the Saint Lawrence Lowlands.
  • Kitchener is one of three cities which make up the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and is the regional seat.
  • Kitchener is the largest city within the Grand River watershed and the largest city on the Haldimand Tract.
  • In 1784, the land that would develop into the town of Berlin, Ontario, was a 240,000-hectare area given to the Six Nations by the British as a gift for their allegiance during the American Revolution.
  • The Estimated Population of Kitchener is 242,368.
  • Kitchener’s oldest outdoor park is Victoria Park, in the heart of downtown Kitchener. Numerous events and festivities are held in this park.
  • Kitchener covers an area of 136.86 square kilometres
  • Kitchener was known as Berlin, named after the German Capital, However, after World War I, it seemed like a terrible idea, having a city named after Germany, The city was renamed Kitchener, after a British General, Herbert Kitchener. 
  • Kitchener and Waterloo are considered “twin cities” which are often referred to jointly as “Kitchener–Waterloo”.
  • Kitchener–Waterloo’s Oktoberfest celebration is an annual nine-day event that started in 1969. Based on the original German Oktoberfest, it is billed as Canada’s Greatest Bavarian Festival.
Facts About Kitchener
Facts About Kitchener

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