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Cornwall, Ontario (City)

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. 

Cornwall is a city in southeastern Ontario, Canada and seat of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties, Ontario, located on the Saint Lawrence River, as well as highway 401 near the Ontario Quebec border. It is approximately 100 kilometers south east from Ottawa, Canada's capital, via highways 417 and 138, and 100 kilometers west of Montreal, Quebec's largest metropolis. The population of the city was 45,640 in the year  2001 and metropolitan population was 57,581.
Cornwall is becoming a more and more multicultural city as immigrants make approximately 1.6 percent of the city's population. Cornwall is also known as a microcosm of Canada as it has a large francophone population, a growing immigrant population and is located next to Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation. The city was first settled in 1784 by United Empire Loyalists escaping the American revolution from New York. First named New Johnstown, Cornwall was renamed for Prince George, the Duke of Cornwall.
Cornwall is a port of entry into Canada, and is connected to Massena, New York, USA United States of America, via the Seaway international bridge. Cornwall was once home to a thriving cotton processing industry that waned in the 1960s. This was one of the first places to have electricity in Canada. The city's economic development efforts are bolstered by Team Cornwall, a group of local goodwill ambassadors.

The city of Cornwall has a number of various festivals and special community events taking place each year. These include the Canada Day festivities, Gay pride festival, as well as the very popular Lift Off hot air balloon festival which draws as many as 15,000 people to Cornwall for the concerts and hot air balloons. There are many elementary and high schools in Cornwall, as well as a St. Lawrence College campus. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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