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Almaguin Highlands Region in Ontario covers approximately 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq mi). It reaches northward from the district of Muskoka to the city of North Bay. Originally derived from the words, Algonquin and Magnetawan, Almaguin is presently used to describe the marketing region of East Parry Sound.
In the east, the Highlands border on Algonquin Park. To the west is the shoreline of Georgian Bay near the 'Thousand Islands' and the city of Parry Sound. The region includes 18 municipalities such as Novar, Callander, Whitestone and Kearney. It is part of the Canadian Shield geological formation, and includes mixed woodlands, hills and crags, as well as hundreds of lakes and rivers. Almaguin tourism attractions include hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Armour (2011 population 1,372) is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in the Parry Sound District, the township surrounds but does not include the village of Burk's Falls. It was named in honour of Judge John Douglas Armour.
The township includes the communities of Berriedale, Carss, Chetwynd, Katrine and Pickerel Lake. Katrine overlooks Doe Lake, which is located on the west side of the village. Three Mile Lake and Deer Lake are located about 5 km east of the village. There is also a small public beach on Doe Lake, and a community centre located on Highway 11.
Joly is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in the Parry Sound District, the township had a population of 284 in the 2011 Canadian census. The South River/Sundridge Airport is located in Joly.
The township has no named communities within its boundaries; all addresses in the township are rural routes assigned to the adjacent communities of South River, Sundridge, Hartfell or Pevensey.
Kearney is a town and municipality in the Parry Sound District of Ontario, Canada. With a landmass of 531 square kilometres and a year round population of 841 in the Canada 2011 Census, Kearney claims to be the "Biggest Little Town in Ontario."
Machar is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario. Located in the Parry Sound District, Machar surrounds but does not include the village of South River. The township had a population of 866 in the 2006 census, and increased 6.6% to 923 in the 2011 census.
Magnetawan is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within the former Township of Chapman. Located in the Parry Sound District, the township had a population of 1,454 in the 2011 Canadian census. Barbara Hanley, the first woman ever elected mayor of a community in Canada, was born in Magnetawan in 1882.
The community of Magnetawan proper holds the status of designated place in Canadian censuses, separately from the rest of the township. Its population in the Canada 2011 Census was 264. It is sistered with the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
McMurrich/Monteith is a municipality and census subdivision in Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. The municipality was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the former Township of McMurrich and the eastern two-thirds of the unincorporated Township of Monteith. The remaining portion of Monteith became part of Seguin.
Nipissing is a township in central Ontario, Canada, on Lake Nipissing in Parry Sound District. Nipissing was surveyed between 1874 and 1881, and was incorporated in 1888. Among the first settlers in the area were the Chapman and Beatty families. Nipissing village annexed Gurd Township in 1970. The township also contains a community named Nipissing, which is located on the South River near Chapman's Landing, on the South Bay of Lake Nipissing.
The township includes the communities of Alsace, Christian Valley, Commanda, Hotham, Nipissing and Wade's Landing.
Powassan is a municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, located near North Bay. Powassan is located in the Parry Sound District, at its easternmost boundary with the Nipissing District. The municipality includes the population centres of Powassan and Trout Creek, both along Highway 11.
Taken from a First Nation's name that means "bend", Powassan's original settlement was at the bend of the South River. The location today is known as the Bingham Chute, and is where the present hydro plant is. The village of Powassan began in/about 1880 with the construction of a sawmill and a grist mill. Mill employees built their houses in that section of the village.
Ryerson is an incorporated township in Parry Sound District in northeastern Ontario, Canada. It had a population of 634 in the 2011 Canadian census. It was named after Egerton Ryerson, the Chief Superintendent of Education for Ontario from 1844 to 1876.
Strong is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within the township. Located in the Parry Sound District, the township surrounds but does not include the village of Sundridge.
The township had a population of 1,341 in the Canada 2011 Census. The township includes the communities of Hartfell, Kennedys, Lake Bernard, Pevensey, Stirling Falls and Strong. It surrounds Lake Bernard, which is claimed to be the world's largest freshwater lake without an island.
Whitestone is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, as well as the name of a community within the township.
The township, located in the Parry Sound District, had a population of 918 in the 2011 Canadian census.
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