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Facts About Barrie
Barrie is a city and manifesting regional centre in Central Ontario, Canada, located on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay, the western arm of Lake Simcoe.
The Barrie area was first settled during the War of 1812 as a key supply depot for British forces.
Barrie has a total land area of 898.02 square kilometres in its metropolitan area, with a significant portion of the precinct being farmland or grassland.
The Estimated Population of Barrie is 153,356.
20 years after being first settled, Barrie received its name, after Sir Robert Barrie, who frequently commanded forces through the region.
On the 1st of January 2010, Barrie successfully annexed 2,293 acres of land from the neighbouring Town of Innisfil to the south and southeast.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Barrie was 38.9 °C (102 °F) on 5 July 1911. The coldest temperature ever recorded was −38.9 °C (−38 °F) on 8 January 1866.
Barrie’s average commute time is the third highest in Ontario
Barrie is known not just for its tourism, but also as the ‘Gateway to Cottage Country’.
Barrie experiences cold, snowy winters with an average January minimum temperature of −12.4 °C (9.7 °F). Summers are hot and humid, with an average July maximum temperature of 26.3 °C (79.3 °F).