Table 1-1a Top 25 Canadian Population Centers: 1996

Table 1-1a
Top 25 Canadian Population Centers: 1996

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Metropolitan area 1996
Toronto, Ont. 4,445
Montréal, Que. 3,359
Vancouver, B.C. 1,891
Ottawa, Ont.-Hull, Que. 1,031
Edmonton, Alta. 892
Calgary, Alta. 852
Québec, Que. 698
Winnipeg, Man. 677
Hamilton, Ont. 650
London, Ont. 416
Kitchener, Ont. 403
St. Catherines, Ont. 390
Halifax, H.S. 347
Victoria, B.C. 313
Windsor, Ont. 292
Oshawa, Ont. 281
Saskatoon, Sask. 222
Regina, Sask. 199
St. John's, Nfld. 178
Chicoutimi-Jonquire, Que. 167
Sudbury, Ont. 166
Sherbrooke, Que. 150
Trois-Rivires, Que. 144
Saint John, N.B. 129
Thunder Bay, Ont. 131
Total of top 25 18,421
Percent of total   Canadian population 61.5

SOURCE: Statistics Canada. Annual Demographics Statistics, Catalogue No. 91-213-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).