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Windsor, Ontario (City)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. Windsor is the southernmost city in Canada. It lies at the western end of the heavily populated Quebec City-Windsor Corridor, is the second largest city in Southwestern Ontario, and is the seat of Essex County. Windsor is south of Detroit, Michigan, and is seperated by the Detroit River. Windsor marks the only border crossing where entering the mainland United States from Canada involves travelling north. The current mayor of Windsor is Eddie Francis.
Windsor was first settled in 1748 as a French agricultural settlement, making it the oldest continually inhabited city in Canada west of the Quebec border. The area was first named Petite Cote and later became known as La Côte de Misere because of the sandy soils near LaSalle.  Windsor's French heritage is reflected in many French street names, such as Ouellette, Pelissier, Marentette and Lauzon. The Windsor Star Centennial Edition in 1992 covered the city's past, its heyday as a railroading centre, and its contributions to World War I and World War II. It also recalled the naming controversy in 1892, when the town of Windsor wanted to become a city.
In the 2001 Canadian census, the city had a population of 208,402 and its official metropolitan area consisting of Windsor, Tecumseh, Amherstburg, LaSalle and Lakeshore. Windsor attracts many immigrants from around the world. It is the fourth most diverse city in Canada with over 20 percent of its residents being classified as foreign-born. Windsor competes with Oshawa, Ontario for the title of automotive capital of Canada, with Windsor housing the Daimler-Chrysler Canadian Headquarters and Oshawa housing the General Motors Canadian Headquarters.
Windsor is the western terminus of both Ontario Highway 401, Canada's busiest highway, and of VIA Rail's Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. The city is served by Windsor Airport with regular, scheduled commuter air service and heavy general aviation traffic. The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is located across the river in Michigan. Windsor is also located on the St. Lawrence Seaway, and is accessible to ocean-going vessels.
Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Windsor enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. It is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions. It is worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition also.

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