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Brampton

Population: 450,000

Region: Ontario

Country: Canada

Brampton, known as the "City of Flowers", is a city in Ontario West of Toronto.

Brampton's economy used to be based on a number of factories and a large flower nursery, hence the "City of Flowers" moniker. These days the economy of Brampton is less dependent on flowers, and is more based on the automotive industry, and the overflow economy of Toronto.

Brampton was founded as a township in 1818 as "Chinguacousy" to prepare for eventual settlement. In 1834, Brampton was officially re-named, as was incorporated as a City in 1974.

Brampton got its name from the founders of the Primitive Methodist movement, John Elliot and William Lawson, as they created a large Methodist following in the region. Both founders were from the town of Brampton in England, and passed the name on to Brampton in Ontario.

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