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					Facts about the City of Kitchener
Located in southwestern Ontario, the area known previously as Ebytown and Sandhills became the
Town of Berlin in 1854. In 1912, it became the City of Berlin, a name it held for only four years; in 1916,
local pressure to distance the city from its German heritage because of anti-German sentiment in World
War I resulted in a decision to re-name the city. Kitchener (named after Boer War Field Marshal Horatio
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl of Kitchener) was selected from among the six possible choices which
included Adanac, Benton, Brock, Corona and Keowana. In 2004, the city celebrated its 150th
anniversary of becoming the Town of Berlin.

Kitchener is made up of six wards, 53 planning communities and 30 neighbourhood associations, which
cover an area of 136.86 square kilometres. On September 17, 1981, the first ever blue box recycling
program was launched in Kitchener.

The total estimated population, as of July 1, 2008, was 219,853.

CENSUS POPULATION AND ESTIMATES
      Census*                       Forecast**
1986 150,605                 2011 223,410
1991 168,282                 2016 244,030
1996 178,420                 2021 265,555
2001 190,399                 2026 286,135
2006 204,668                 2031 304,655
Source: *Statistics Canada, 2007, **Region of Waterloo, 2007.

ETHNIC ORIGIN
British Isles - 65,965                        Western European - 47,465
Other North American - 35,975                 Eastern European - 22,610
Southern European - 19,270                    French - 15,125
East and Southeast Asian - 6,965              South Asian - 5,235
Latin, Central and South American - 3,130     Caribbean - 3,005
African - 2,610                               West Asian - 2,260
Arab - 1,810                                  Other European - 1,045
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

Kitchener also has:
200 parks covering 3,000 acres               Four public library branches
115 kilometres of trails                     Three senior citizens' centres
Two public golf courses                      11 community centres
Seven community pools                        Five arenas including the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
117 baseball diamonds                        127 paygrounds
94 soccer fields                             21 tennis courts
57 elementary schools                        Eight secondary schools
One community college (Conestoga)
Two universities – satellite campuses of the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier Unversity

The top 10 private employers in Kitchener are Schneider Foods/Maple Leaf Consumer Foods (1,688),
Manulife Financial (1,200), Arvato Services Inc. (954), Kitchener Frame Ltd. (750), Rogers
Communication (720), Lear Canada (700), Kuntz Electroplating Inc. (650), Dare Foods Limited (590),
Krug Inc. (550) and BLM Transportation Group (500).
                                    Information contained in this fact sheet was last updated October 2008.

				
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