Simcoe

/sim"koh/, n.
a town in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 14,326.

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      former town, now incorporated into (and administrative centre of) the regional municipality of Norfolk county, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies along the Lynn River, 5 miles (8 km) north of Lake Erie. Settled before 1780 and named after John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, the town is a tobacco-curing and food-processing centre. Manufactures include tin cans, textiles, lumber, nylon and woolen fabrics, gloves, boilers, and dairy and other food products. Simcoe, 35 miles (56 km) southwest of Hamilton, occupies a picturesque site on the river, with several parks and a waterfowl sanctuary. Inc. 1878. Pop. (2006) Norfolk county, 62,563.

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