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Frontenac County

Frontenac County
County (upper-tier)
County of Frontenac
Location of Frontenac County
Location of Frontenac County
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Eastern Ontario
County seat Glenburnie (City of Kingston)
 • Type County
 • Warden Denis Doyle
 • Deputy Warden Frances Smith
 • Land 3,336.62 km2 (1,288.28 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 149,738
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 613

Frontenac County is a county and census division of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. The city of Kingston is in the Frontenac census division, but is separated from the County of Frontenac.

Politically, the County of Frontenac is an upper tier municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario. While a traditional Ontario county prior to 1998, it was abolished as part of municipal restructuring and amalgamations, and replaced by a management unit with limited powers, known as the Frontenac Management Board. The management unit became a county again in 2003.[2] The county offers a range of services including the Frontenac Paramedic Service, Fairmount Home, Howe Island Ferry, and other government services such as economic development, planning, administration and finance.

County Council includes two representatives from each township. The mayor of South Frontenac receives an additional vote, making it an eight member, nine vote council.[3]


  • Subdivisions 1
  • Demographics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The county is the upper-tier level of government for the following municipalities:

The City of Kingston is within the Frontenac geographic area and part of the Frontenac census division, but is separated from county administration.


The figures below are for the Frontenac census division, which combines Frontenac County and Kingston.

Historic populations for Frontenac census division:[5]

  • Population in 2001: 138,606
  • Population in 1996: 136,365

The city of Kingston makes up the vast majority of the census division's population, skewing the census data. Statistics for the County of Frontenac excluding Kingston are as follows:

  • Land area: 3,336.62 square kilometres (1,288.28 sq mi)
  • Population (2011): 26,375
  • Density: 7.9 per square kilometre (20/sq mi)

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Frontenac County census profile".  
  2. ^ Feature Article - March 27, 2008. (2008-03-27). Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
  3. ^ Dec 17/09 - SF Council. (2009-12-17). Retrieved on 2013-07-12.
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  5. ^ a b "2001 Community Profiles".  
  • Rollaston, Brian, ed. County of a Thousand Lakes: The History of the County of Frontenac. Kingston: County of Frontenac, 1982.
  • Ross, Alec & John De Visser. Kingston and Frontenac County. Erin ON: Boston Mills Press, 2009.
  • Meacham, J.H. Illustrated Historical Atlas of Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington Counties. Toronto, 1878; reprint ed., Belleville: Mika, 1971.

External links

  • Frontenac County. Ontario, Canada
  • Frontenac Maps: County GIS Web Mapping
  • Directions for Our Future
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