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Timmins, Ontario

Timmins, with a population of 43,686 (2001), is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. At 2,961.52 square kilometres, Timmins was Canada's largest city in land area until 2001, when the city of Greater Sudbury, Ontario was created.

The city was founded in 1912 after three gold mines were discovered in the area. Mining, of gold and other metals such as silver, zinc, copper, and nickel, is the dominant industry in the area. Forestry is also important to the local economy.

Timmins natives include well-known country singer Shania Twain (b. 1965), NHL hockey player Steve Sullivan, and the not-so-well-known-but-well-meaning Raymond Yee, Ph.D. (b. 1967), technology architect of the Interactive University Project at UC Berkeley.

According to the 2001 Statistics Canada Census:


North: Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part
West: Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part
Timmins East: Black River-Matheson
South: Timiskaming, Unorganized North West, Ontario

Official City of Timmins Website: