Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario

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Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
—  City  —
City of Sault Sainte Marie
Sault Sainte Marie
Sault Sainte Marie
Poreclă: The Soo, The Sault
Motto: "Naturally Gifted"
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario se află în Ontario
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario
Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario (Ontario)
Poziția geografică
Coordonate: 46°32′N 84°21′V46°32′N 84°21′V

CountryCanada Canada
Atestare1888 (town)
Numit dupăSt. Marys River[*]

 - MayorDebbie Amaroso

Altitudine190 m.d.m.

Populație (2006)[1][2]
 - City74948 locuitori
 - Densitate338 loc./km²
 - Metropolitană80.098

Fus orarEastern Standard Time (EST) (-5)
 - Ora de vară (DST)Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (-4)
Cod poștalP6A, P6B, P6C
Prefix telefonic705

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Sault Saint Marie (IPA |ˈ|s|uː|_|s|eɪ|n|t|_|m|ə|ˈ|r|iː -- "Soo Saint Marie") este unul din cele două orașe gemene omonime situate de-a lungul râului Saint Mary's River din Algoma District, provincia Ontario, Canada, celălalt fiind Sault Sainte Marie, statul Michigan, Statele Unite ale Americii.

It is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, after Sudbury and Thunder Bay, with a population of 74,948.[1] The community was founded as a French religious mission: Sault either means "jump"[4] or "rapids"[5] in French, and thus the entire name translates to "Saint Mary's Rapids" or "jump Saint Mary's". Although the word sault is pronounced like "so" in French, anglophone residents pronounce it as "soo". Residents of the city are called Saultites. With a mission established by French Jesuits in 1668, claiming of the area by Simon-François Daumont de Saint-Lusson, in the name of Louis XIV of France, and fur trading posts soon after, this was one of the oldest European settlements in Canada.[6]

Sault Ste. Marie is bordered to the east by the Rankin and Garden River First Nation reserves, and to the west by Prince Township. To the north, the city is bordered by an unincorporated portion of Algoma District, which includes the local services boards of Aweres, Batchawana Bay, Goulais and District, Peace Tree and Searchmont.

To the south, across the river, is the United States and the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The two cities are joined by the International Bridge, which connects Interstate 75 on the Michigan side and Huron Street (and former Ontario Secondary Highway 550B) on the Ontario side. Shipping traffic in the Great Lakes system bypasses the Saint Mary's Rapids via the American Soo Locks, the world's busiest canal in terms of tonnage that passes through it, while smaller recreational and tour boats use the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie Canal.

The city's census agglomeration, consisting of the townships of Laird, Prince and Macdonald, Meredith and Aberdeen Additional and the First Nations reserves of Garden River and Rankin, had a total population of 80,098 in 2006.

Sault Ste. Marie is the seat of the Algoma District.

Istorie[modificare | modificare sursă]

Economie[modificare | modificare sursă]

Astronaut photograph of Sault Ste. Marie.

Transporturi[modificare | modificare sursă]

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (left), Soo Locks and International Bridge (centre), and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (right), with St. Marys River in the background

Turism[modificare | modificare sursă]

The Art Gallery of Algoma, on the Sault's waterfront

Demografie[modificare | modificare sursă]

Census Population
1871 879
1881 780
1891 2,414
1901 7,169
1911 10,984
1921 21,092
1931 23,082
1941 25,620
1951 32,452
1961 43,088
1971 80,332
1981 82,697
1991 81,476
2001 74,566
2006 74,948

Etnicitate[modificare | modificare sursă]

Religie[modificare | modificare sursă]

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The city's crest contains the words "Ojibwa Kitche Gumeeng Odena" (from Ojibwe gichi-gamiing oodena) which means "Town by the large body of water of the Ojibwe" (or simply "Town by Lake Superior") in the Ojibwe language.

Educație[modificare | modificare sursă]

The city is home to Sault College, a college of applied arts and technology, and to Algoma University.

Sport[modificare | modificare sursă]

The Sault Sainte Marie Greyhounds are the city's most recognized sports team having existed since the formation of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association in 1919.

Walk of Fame[modificare | modificare sursă]

The Sault Ste. Marie Walk of Fame marker for Francis H. Clergue

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Climat[modificare | modificare sursă]

Climate information is taken from the Sault Ste. Marie Airport (YAM):

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Referințe[modificare | modificare sursă]

  1. ^ a b Eroare la citare: Etichetă <ref> invalidă; niciun text nu a fost furnizat pentru ref-urile numite SC06
  2. ^ Eroare la citare: Etichetă <ref> invalidă; niciun text nu a fost furnizat pentru ref-urile numite SC06-ca
  3. ^ "Time to say goodbye to seven-digit calls", Sootoday
  4. ^ Sault Ste. Marie History
  5. ^ Local: Sault Ste. Marie History - Early Exploration
  6. ^ "Sault Ste. Marie - history" [nefuncțională], The North View, accessed 20 Dec 2008

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