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Clarington, Ontario (Town)

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The municipality of Clarington is a municipality in Ontario, Canada in the regional municipality of Durham. It gained its present name in 1993 after having been known as the town of Newcastle from 1974 to 1993. The name change was intended to alleviate long standing confusion between the municipality as a whole and the included village of the same name. The population of the Clarington was 69,834 in the year 2001 with an area of 611,06 square kilometers. And its population density was 114,3 per square kilometers.
The name Clarington is a portmanteau of the names of the two historical townships that made up the geographic area Clarke and Darlington. The municipality consists of several urban communities, including Bowmanville, Darlington, Newcastle, Courtice and Orono.  It is part of the Oshawa, Ontario census metropolitan area. In addition, two regional councillors each represent a pair of wards. The Mayor and the regional councillors sit on both Clarington council and Durham region council.
Major employers in Clarington include the Darlington nuclear generating station and several medium to large sized manufacturing businesses however, most residents travel to points west in Durham region or to Toronto for employment. Clarington is governed by an elected municipal council consisting of a Mayor, and local Councillors representing each of the municipality's four wards.
Presently, Clarington experiences a sharp social, economic and population growth derivative of the strategic position of the locality and the high level of well-being and quality of life that is enjoyed with respect to other places of Canada. This fact has consolidated along with other adjacent cities, as a great alternative for residence.

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