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Chatham Kent, Ontario (Municipality)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. 
The Municipality of Chatham Kent is a city status single-tier municipal government in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. The municipality is mainly rural and agricultural. The population of the municipality was 107,341 in the year 2001 with an area of 2,458 square kilometers. Its population density was 43.7 per square kilometers. The former city of Chatham began as a naval dockyard in the 1790's, as it straddles the Thames River.
Chatham-Kent has an increasingly diverse economy, with a base in the agricultural and automotive sectors. Chatham's roots in the automotive sector go back to Gray Dort motors Limited, one of Canada's earliest automobile manufacturers. The municipality and senior governments are keen to promote continuing diversification.
There are two school boards in Chatham Kent. These are the Lambton Kent district school board and the St. Clair Catholic district school board. Chatham Kent is the home of two colleges Saint Clair college and ridge town college. Chatham Kent does not have a pro or semi pro football team but there are many league's from young children to adults that operate in Chatham Kent. 
Chatham Kent is situated just off highway 401, connecting Montreal, Toronto, Kitchener Waterloo, London, and Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan via the Ambassador Bridge. There are two provincial parks in Chatham Kent, Rondeau provincial park and Wheatley provincial park, and Point Pelee national park is nearby. There are also numerous local conservation areas.
Chatham Kent, justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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