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Timmins, Ontario

Geography of Canada

Kiara Van Bommel

on 24 January 2013

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Timmins, Ontario The City with a
Heart of Gold Physical Geography Economic Geography Basic Industries Tertiary Industry Bibliography Timmins, Ontario Climate Region Ecozone Region Landform Region Population Statistics Settlement Patterns Cultural Diversity Human Geography The population of Timmins in 2011 was 43 165. In 2006, the population was 42 997. The growth rate of Timmins is 0.4%. I would predict that Timmins' population in 2016 will be around 43 338 people. The dependency load is 30.1%, as the age distribution goes from 0 to 14 being 17.3%, ages 15 to 64 being 68.9%, and 65 and older being 13.8%. There are 21 420 males out of 43 165 people in Timmins which is about 49.6 percent of the total population and there 21 745 females or 50.4 percent. The population density of Timmins is 14.5 persons per square kilometer. The land area is 2 979.15 square kilometers and the population is 43 165. Timmins' population density is a lot greater than Canada's as Canada's is only 3.7 persons per square kilometer and Timmins' is almost 4 times as much. Therefore Timmins' population distribution must be a lot more clustered compared to that of Canada's. Timmins is in the Canadian Shield. This region is the largest of all landform regions and is known for its geologic history as it is made up of ancient rock as well as being very swampy. In this area there are limited amount of trees and there are shrubs below the tree line. Some economic activities that are widely done throughout this area are mining, hunting and forestry. Timmins is in the Boreal climate region. The weather is relatively average there with very cold and dry winters and warm and wet summers. It's climate is influenced by the Continental air masses as well as the air mass from the gulf. There are also many other factors that influence the climate in Timmins' area. For example, the effects of latitude: Timmins is at 48 degrees North which is in the northern hemisphere and so the sun's rays are weaker and the temperature tends to be colder there. Timmins is not located near any large bodies of water so there is no significant effect in moderating temperatures. Timmins is in the Boreal Shield. This ecozone region has many different vegetation types and animals. The different animals that reside there are due to the fact of the climate and food in that area and how they well they adapt to it. The average temperature in this area is 13ºC. Some of the animals that live here are caribou, moose, wolves and many different types of owls, frogs, turtles and other creatures. It is known to be home to coniferous trees and many other types of trees as well. There are also other types of vegetation, for example, ericaceous shrubs, shield fern, and different types of berries and mosses.

Mining is a major industry in Timmins. Timmins brings in a lot of money from the gold that is mined in their area and a lot of their city's income is based on that. When the gold and base-metal prices are high then the city's income increases but when the prices drop, the local market drops with it. Many new mining operations are opening up and as this is happening it is creating a multiplier effect as it is creating more basic employment, more gold and more income to help their economy grow. Some other basic industries in Timmins are forestry and tourism. Timmins Square Shopping Centre is an example of a non-basic form of tertiary employment in Timmins. It is not bringing in value to the city and is only circulating the money already in the economy. The job is allowing a living for the employees that are working at the centre as it has a numerous amount of jobs. It is important because it is providing essential services and it is supporting and helping other levels of industry to function.
~https://plus.google.com/100601335948858674713/about?gl=ca&hl=en Timmins Soil and Vegetation People from many different ethnic origins migrate to Timmins and make that their home city as there are many different pull factors there. They bring in their different cultures including their food, traditions, and their history. In Timmins about 91.1% of all people are Caucasian, 7.7% are aboriginal, and only about 1.2% are other. Most of Timmins population speaks English as their main language, then french and a very small portion speaks non-official languages. For religion, the majority of the population is Catholic, then Protestant, no religion, other Christian, and lastly other religions.
By: Kiara Van Bommel
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