Pickering is an Ontarian city, located in the southern part of the province. It is situated about 35 miles to the east of Toronto and located in the Durham Region. Pickering was originally occupied by the Wyandot, formerly known as the Iroquoian-speaking Huron. Based on the 2016 population census, the city has a population of 91,771, making it the 58th most populated city in Canada. The city has a land area of 231.59 square kilometers and a population density of 383.1 per square kilometers.
The city of Pickering was established as a township in 1811, as a town in 1974, and as a city in 2000. The city is home to the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, and several employers such as Yorkville Sound, Hubbell Canada, Eco-Tec Inc., PSB Speaker – Lenbrook and so forth.
Based on the 2016 Canadian population census, Pickering comprises 55.9% of whites, 42.9% of visible minority groups and 1.2% of the aboriginal population. The visible minority population includes South Asians, Chinese, Blacks, Latin Americans, Filipinos, West Asians, Arabians, South Asians, Koreans, Japanese, and so forth, while aboriginal groups include the Metis and the Inuits.
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