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Peterborough /ˈpiːtərbɔːroʊ/ PEE-tər-bur-oh is a city on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, Canada, 125 kilometres (78 mi) northeast of Toronto. According to the 2011 Census, the population of the City of Peterborough was 78,698. The population of the Peterborough Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), which includes the surrounding Townships of Selwyn, Cavan Monaghan, Otonabee-South Monaghan, and Douro-Dummer, was estimated in 2014 at 123,270. It presently has the 33rd largest CMA in Canada. The current mayor of Peterborough is Daryl Bennett. Peterborough's nickname is "The Electric City" as it was the first town in Canada to use electric streetlights. It also underscores the historical and present-day importance of technology and manufacturing as an economic base of the city, which has operations from large multi-national companies such as Siemens, Rolls Royce, and General Electric, and more local technology businesses such as Fisher Gauge and Bryston. Electricity was one of the reasons Quaker Oats moved to the city, and as part of PepsiCo, remains a major fixture in the downtown area to this day. Peterborough is known as the gateway to the Kawarthas, "cottage country", a large recreational region of the province. It is named in honour of Peter Robinson, an early Canadian politician who oversaw the first major immigration to the area. The city is the seat of Peterborough County.

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If you are looking for travel information of Peterborough in Canada, you've come to the right place. Peterborough is located at a short trip away from Toronto a major city in Canada. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Toronto for its bountiful attractions like Toronto Eaton Centre, Cn Tower, Casa Loma on your trip to Peterborough. A vacation to Peterborough can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Peterborough*

  • Pollution Statistics in Peterborough

    Know the pollution level of Peterborough before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10 (Very Low)
  • Peterborough: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Peterborough for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Peterborough.

    • Burglary and Theft 20.45 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 13.64 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.36 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 29.55 (Low)
    • Attacks 15.91 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 54.55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.45 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 68.18 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 31.82 (Low)
  • Living in Peterborough - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 74.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 47.42 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 8.71 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 9 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.61 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Peterborough

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Peterborough

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.96 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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