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Population: 450,000

Region: Ontario

Country: Canada

Brampton, known as the "City of Flowers", is a city in Ontario located to the 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.

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