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Sault Ste. Marie
City of Sault Ste. Marie
Soo Locks International Bridge, (North) Downtown Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.
Soo Locks International Bridge, (North) Downtown Sault Ste. Marie Ontario.
Nickname(s): 
"The Soo"
Motto(s): 
"Naturally Gifted"
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Algoma
Incorporated 1888 (town)
1912 (city)
Government
 • Type Corporation
Area
 • Land 223.24 km2 (86.19 sq mi)
 • Urban
53.05 km2 (20.48 sq mi)
 • Metro
805.60 km2 (311.04 sq mi)
Elevation
192.00 m (629.92 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • City (single-tier) 73,368
 • Density 328.6/km2 (851/sq mi)
 • Urban
66,313
 • Urban density 1,250.1/km2 (3,238/sq mi)
 • Metro
78,159
 • Metro density 97.0/km2 (251/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Saultite
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern Standard Time (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (Eastern Daylight Time (EDT))
Forward sortation area
P6A to P6C
Area code(s) (705) and (249)
CA rank: 46th in Canada
Municipal rank: 66th in Canada

Sault Ste Marie is the third largest city in northern Ontario, Canada with 74,948 census.

Sault Ste Marie is on the border of Ontario and Michigan.

John Rowswell was elected as mayor in the 2000 municipal election.

It is found on the St. Marys River.

The area was originally named Baawitigong, which means "place of the rapids" by the Ojibwe tribe.

Sault Ste. Marie has its own Walk of Fame.

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