Motto: Ut incepit Fidelis sic permanet (Latin for “Loyal she began, loyal She remains.” It refers to the Loyalist refugees from the American Revolution, who settled in Ontario while it was still part of Quebec, and for whom the area was separated as Upper Canada.)
Capital City: Toronto
Date of entry into Confederation:
July 1, 1867 (1st, with QC, NS, NB)
Area: 1,076,395 km²
Population Total (2013): 13,538,000
GDP (2012): $674.5 billion
126 in 9 treaty areas
Ontario Coat of Arms: Granted by Queen Victoria in 1868. The arms were augmented with a crest, supporters and motto by King Edward VII in 1909. Ontario is the only province or territory that uses a highly stylized rendition of its coat of arms.
Flower: White Trillium
Bird: Great Northern Loon
Tree: Eastern White Pine
Industries: Ontario's industries range from cultivating crops, to mining minerals, to manufacturing automobiles, to designing software and leading-edge technology
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