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About Northumberland


Northumberland County is situated along the north shore of Lake Ontario and the south shore of Rice Lake. It is located in the eastern tip of Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe. Named for its geographical distinction, the Greater Golden Horseshoe is the most populous region in Canada, with a population of 8.1 million, it makes up slightly more than a quarter (25.6%) of Canada's total population. Northumberland County itself has a population of 85,598 people, an increase of 4.2% from 2011. Situated only one hour east of Toronto, Northumberland County is easily accessed from the 401 highway and it's proximity to this huge urban market makes Northumberland County among the most ideal service and distribution locations in the country.


The county is composed of the following local municipalities: