LED Grow Lights Ontario - The province of Ontario is one of Canada's provinces situated in the east-central area of the nation. It is the second largest province in total area and also the most densely inhabited province. Canada's most densely inhabited city is Toronto and Canada's capital city Ottawa is also situated here.
The province of Manitoba forms the western border of the province of Ontario, Quebec is on the east, and Hudson Bay is found to the north. There are 3 U.S. States located to the south of Ontario. From west to east these are Minnesota, Michigan and New York. Across Lake Erie are Ohio and Pennsylvania. Most of the province's 1,677 mile or 2,700 km border together with the USA follow inland waterways except for a small section. The Lake of the Woods is along the west, eastward there are the major rivers and lakes which make up St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes drainage system.
This drainage system is formed by waterways include the Rainy River, the Pigeon River, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, St. Mary's River, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the Detroit River. The boundary also runs along the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario to the Quebec boundary situated just east of Cornwall, Ontario.
The province of Ontario is normally subdivided into two distinct regions: Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. The vast majority of the population of Ontario and its arable land are situated in the south. On the other hand, the northern three-quarters of the province of Ontario are sparsely populated.
The name of the province is from Lake Ontario. This is believed to be derived from a Huron word "Ontari:io," which means "great lake." Various people believe it is possibly comes from the word "skanadario" that translates to "beautiful water," in the Iroquoian languages. There are roughly 250,000 freshwater lakes in the province of Ontario.
Around fifty two percent of the total national manufacturing shipments in the year 2004 were completed in Ontario, making it the leading manufacturing province. The largest trading partner of the province of Ontario is the U.S. State of Michigan. The Ontario government posted a record $21.7 billion USD or C$21.3 billion deficit for the fiscal year of 2009-10. Ontario's net debt can rise to C$220 billion in 2010-11 or a record of thirty seven percent of the GDP or gross domestic product.
The province of Ontario has a great deal of capacity for hydroelectric power with its many main rivers and access to the shared Niagara River. Seventy percent of the power produced within the province comes from the Ontario Power Generation, according to the 2009 numbers. Of the electricity that is produced, 31% is nuclear based, ten percent is fossil fuel derived based, and thirty nine percent is hydroelectric based. A large part of the newer power generation coming online in the last few years is combined cycle natural gas or natural gas plants. Ontario Power Generation is not responsible for the transmission of power since this responsibility falls under the control of Hydro One.
Agriculture was originally the most dominant trade, even though it only represents a small portion of the workforce. Within various areas of the province, like for instance in Southern Ontario, agriculture is still prevalent. In the last few decades, the number of individual farms has steadily lessened. Greater mechanization has helped satisfy the increasing demands which come with an increasing population. This ratio has also led to a gradual increase in the amount of land reserved for growing crops.
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