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Kingston, 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.
Kingston, Ontario, is a city in Canada located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin. Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County. According to the 2001 Canadian census, the population of the city proper was 114,195, while the population of the metropolitan area as a whole was 146,838 in 2001. The total area of the city is 450.39 square kilometers and in metro is 1,906.82 square kilometers. The population density is of 253.5 square kilometers.
The central part of the city is located between the Cataraqui River to the east and the Little Cataraqui Creek to the West, with outlying areas extending in both directions. Because of its proximity to Lake Ontario, which has a mollifying effect on the micro-climate in the Kingston area, Kingston enjoys less extreme temperatures than those found inland.
Kingston has developed a thriving artistic and entertainment life. The city hosts several festivals during the year, including the Limestone City Blues Festival, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, Fanfayr, the Kingston Busker's Rendezvous, Kingston Sheep Dog Trials, Kingston Jazz Festival, Kingston Dragon Boat Festival, Canada DanceSport, the Festival of Trees, Feb Fest, the Limestone Classic, and the Chilifest.
Kingston's economy relies heavily on public sector institutions and establishments. The most important sectors are related to health care, education, government including the military and correctional services, tourism and culture, manufacturing and research and development. The city is famous for its fresh-water sailing and hosted the sailing events for the 1976 Summer Olympics.
Kingston is the site of two highly-respected universities, Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada RMC, and a major community college, St. Lawrence College. It 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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