Machar, Ontario

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Machar
Township of Machar
Machar is located in Southern Ontario
Machar
Machar
Coordinates: 45°52′N 79°28′W / 45.867°N 79.467°W / 45.867; -79.467Coordinates: 45°52′N 79°28′W / 45.867°N 79.467°W / 45.867; -79.467
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictParry Sound
Government
 • TypeTownship
 • MayorLynda Carleton
 • Federal ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
 • Prov. ridingParry Sound—Muskoka
Area
 • Land184.35 km2 (71.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total882
 • Density4.8/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal Code
P0A
Area code(s)705
Websitewww.machartownship.net

Machar is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario.

Located in the Almaguin Highlands region of Parry Sound District, Machar surrounds but does not include the village of South River.

Communities[edit]

  • Bray Lake
  • Eagle Lake
  • Maecks

Demographics[edit]

Population trend:[2]

  • Population in 2016: 882 (2011 to 2016 population change: -4.4%)
  • Population in 2011: 923
  • Population in 2006: 866
  • Population in 2001: 849
  • Population in 1996: 835
  • Population in 1991: 827

Private dwellings occupied by usual residents: 396 (total dwellings: 848)

Mother tongue:

  • English as first language: 93.5%
  • French as first language: 1.7%
  • English and French as first language: 0%
  • Other as first language: 4.8%

Etymology[edit]

This township in Parry Sound District was named by Sir Oliver Mowat in 1875 for the Rev John Machar (1796-1863), a founder of the Presbyterian Church of Upper Canada in 1831 and of Queen's College (University) in 1841, where he served as principal, 1843-53.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Statistics Canada 2011 Census - Machar Census Profile
  2. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/prof/details/page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=3549054&Geo2=CD&Code2=3549&Data=Count&SearchText=Machar&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&TABID=1
  3. ^ Rayburn, Alan (1997). Place Names of Ontario. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 202. ISBN 0-8020-7207-0.

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