kids encyclopedia robot

County of Brant facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
County of Brant
Paris, Ontario
Paris, Ontario
Simply Grand
Location of Brant
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Settled 1793
Formed 1851 (county)
Formed 1999 (single-tier city)
Seat Burford
 • Land 843.25 km2 (325.58 sq mi)
 • Total 36,707
 • Density 43.5/km2 (113/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
N0E, N3L
Area code(s) 519, 226, and 548

The County of Brant (2016 population 36,707) is a single-tier municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario. Although it retains the word "county" in its name, the municipality only has one level of municipal government as opposed to being an upper tier county with lower tier municipalities. The County of Brant has service offices in Burford, Paris, Oakland, Onondaga and St. George. The largest population centre (2016 population 12,310) is Paris.

The County of Brant is a predominantly rural municipality in Southern Ontario. The County is bordered by the township of North Dumfries in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo; the City of Hamilton; Haldimand County; Norfolk County; and the townships of Blandford-Blenheim and Norwich in Oxford County. The County abuts the provincially-mandated Greenbelt (Golden Horseshoe). Although the city of Brantford is surrounded by the County, it is a fully independent city with its own municipal government. The Brant census division, which includes Brantford and the Six Nations and New Credit reserves along with the County of Brant, had a population of 134,808 in the 2016 census.

The County is named after Joseph Brant. It was established in 1851, and Brantford separated from the County when it incorporated as a city in 1877. Part of the County is situated on the Haldimand Tract, traditional territory of the Neutral, Mississauga, and Haudenosaunee peoples.


Brant County Courthouse

The population centres in Brant are Paris, St. George and Burford. Smaller communities in the municipality include Bishopsgate, Burtch, Cainsville, Cathcart, East Oakland, Etonia, Fairfield, Falkland, Glen Morris, Gobles, Harley, Harrisburg, Hatchley, Langford, Lockie, Maple Grove, Middleport, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, New Durham, Newport, Northfield, Northfield Centre, Oakland, Onondaga, Osborne Corners, and Scotland.

Historical townships

The area had previously been part of Wentworth & Oxford County. Brant County was formed in 1851 and originally consisted of:

  • Brantford Township (Brantford, Paris, Mount Pleasant, Cainsville), Area 71,122 acres (287.82 km2). First settlement made before 1810. The township was organized in 1840.
  • Burford Township (Burford, Scotland), Area 71,122 acres (287.82 km2). First of the midland townships to have settlers. Surveyed in 1793, four families settled on the land before 1800.
  • Oakland Township (Scotland, Oakland), Area 10,676 acres (43.20 km2). Originally called the Townsend Gore, then the Burford Gore, but organized a separate municipality in 1850.
  • Onondaga Township (Onondaga, Middleport), Area 20,613 acres (83.42 km2). First settled in 1838. The formal surrender of the township by the Indians did not take place until 1839.
  • South Dumfries Township (Paris, St. George, Glen Morris), Area 46,265 acres (187.23 km2).
  • Tuscarora Township (Six Nations Indian Reserve, New Credit Indian Reserve), created in 1784.

In 1999, the county was reorganized and all its individual municipalities, except Brantford, were amalgamated into a single-tier municipality with city status. As of December 31, 1998, all of the original townships were still intact, except for the incorporation of the Town of Paris.

Local organizations

Local organizations include the Kinsmen Club of Brantford is an all Canadian non-profit service organization that promotes service, fellowship, positive values, and national pride. They put on the Brantford Kinsmen Annual Car Show & Swap Meet in Paris Ontario in September and the Brantford Kinsmen Annual Ribfest in Brantford, Ontario to help raise funds for local charities. And Sustainable Brant dedicated to saving the disappearing farmland.

The County of Brant Public Library is the public library serving the communities in the county of Brant, Ontario, Canada. It has 5 branches located in Paris, Burford, Scotland, St. George, and Glen Morris, Ontario. The system's main branch, in Paris, Ontario, was originally a Carnegie Library, having received an endowment from Carnegie in 1902. The County of Brant Public Library maintains a Digital Historical Collection pertaining to Brant history at

Album of Honour

War Monument in Brantford, Ontario

The Album of Honour for Brant County is a book compiled in 1946 by the Kinsmen Club of Brantford to commemorate those of Brantford, the County of Brant and the peoples of the Six Nations who served Canada during the Second World War. The book lists the names of the Brant County men and women who served in World War II. There are more than 3,500 photographs. In addition, local companies provided the names of employees who served in this war. The book is kept on the Digital Archives Page at the Brantford Public Library.


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Brant had a population of 39,474 living in 14,330 of its 14,778 total private dwellings, a change of 10.8% from its 2016 population of 35,640. With a land area of 817.66 km2 (315.70 sq mi), it had a population density of 48.3/km2 (125/sq mi) in 2021.

Canada census – County of Brant community profile
2016 2011
Population: 36,707 (3.0% from 2011) 35,638 (3.6% from 2006)
Land area: 843.25 km2 (325.58 sq mi) 843.29 km2 (325.60 sq mi)
Population density: 43.5/km2 (113/sq mi) 42.3/km2 (110/sq mi)
Median age:
Total private dwellings: 13,687
Median household income:
References: 2016 2011 earlier
Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2016 Census)
Population group Population  % of total population
Visible minority group
Source:Census 2016
South Asian 195 0.5%
Chinese 100 0.3%
Black 220 0.6%
Filipino 70 0.2%
Latin American 60 0.2%
Arab 15 0%
Southeast Asian 15 0%
Korean 60 0.2%
Japanese 20 0.1%
Visible minority, n.i.e. 30 0.1%
Multiple visible minority 10 0%
Total visible minority population 800 2.2%
Aboriginal First Nations 675 1.8%
Métis 235 0.6%
Aboriginal, n.i.e. 15 0%
Multiple Aboriginal identity 10 0%
Total Aboriginal population 935 2.5%
European 34,972 95.3%
Total population 36,707 100%

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Brant para niños

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Prominent Hispanic scientists
Severo Ochoa
Sarah Stewart
Mario J. Molina
Rodolfo Llinás
F. J. Duarte
kids search engine
County of Brant Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.