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City of St. Catharines
Historic buildings line St. Paul Street in Downtown St. Catharines; the former bed of the First Welland canal is in the foreground.
Historic buildings line St. Paul Street in Downtown St. Catharines; the former bed of the First Welland canal is in the foreground.
Nickname(s): The Garden City
Motto: Industry and Liberality
Location of St. Catharines and its census metropolitan area in Ontario
Location of St. Catharines and its census metropolitan area in Ontario
Country Canada Flag of Canada.svg
Province Ontario Flag of Ontario.svg
Region Niagara
Settled 1783
Incorporated 1845 (town)
  1876 (city)
Area
 • City 96.11 km2 (37.11 sq mi)
 • Urban 382.68 km2 (147.75 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,397.50 km2 (539.58 sq mi)
Elevation 97.8 m (320.9 ft)
Population (2006)
 • City 131,989 (Ranked 33rd)
 • Density 1,373.3/km2 (3,557/sq mi)
 • Urban 308,596 (Ranked 12th)
 • Urban density 545.02/km2 (1,411.6/sq mi)
 • Metro 390,317 (Ranked 12th)
 • Metro density 279.3/km2 (723/sq mi)
  Source: Statistics Canada
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code L2M-L2W, L0S
Area code(s) 905/289
Website City of St. Catharines

St. Catharines is the biggest city in the Niagara Region of Canada. Nearly 132,000 people live in St. Catharines as of 2006.

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