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Kawartha Lakes, Ontario (City)

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The City of Kawartha Lakes is a city in east-central Ontario, Canada. Although designated as a city, it is a largely rural area. The municipality is named for the Kawartha Lakes. Kawartha means shining waters in the Ojibwe language. The municipality was created in 2000 by the Progressive Conservative government of Ontario through the amalgamation of the constituent municipalities of the former County of Victoria and officially came into effect on January 1, 2001.
In a close vote 51 percent for, 49 percent against, the citizens of Kawartha Lakes voted to de-amalgamate in a November 2003 local plebiscite, but the provincial and municipal governments have not taken any steps since the vote to initiate de-amalgamation. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada census the city had population 69,179. The total area of the city is of 3,059.22 square kilometers and population density is 22.6 square kilometers. Kawartha Lakes 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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