10 Interesting Facts About Windsor, Ontario

Facts About Windsor

Facts About Windsor

  • Windsor is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada, on the south bank of the Detroit River directly across from Detroit, Michigan, United States.
  • The 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships took place in Windsor.
  • Windsor is a major contributor to Canada’s automotive industry and is culturally diverse. Known as the “Automotive Capital of Canada”, Windsor’s industrial and manufacturing heritage is responsible for how the city has developed through the years.
  • At the time when the first Europeans arrived in the 17th century, the Detroit River region was inhabited by the Huron, Odawa, Potawatomi and Iroquois First Nations.
  • The Estimated Population of Windsor is 233,763.
  • Windsor had historical flooding in 2016, 2017 and 2019.
  • Windsor has a low violent crime rate and one of the lowest murder rates in Canada.
  • Windsor is twinned with Changchun, China; Coventry, UK; Fujisawa, Japan; Granby, Quebec, Canada; Gunsan, South Korea; Lublin, Poland; Mannheim, Germany; Las Vueltas, El Salvador; Ohrid, North Macedonia Saint-√Čtienne, France; Saltillo, Mexico & Udine, Italy.
  • Windsor was founded in 1749 by the French.
  • Windsor has the worst air pollution in Canada due to coal-burning power plants from the US.
Facts About Windsor Ontario
Facts About Windsor Ontario