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A former British colony located in what is now southern Ontario.
Origin: From its position on the Saint Lawrence River. See Canada.
The Province of Upper Canada was a part of British Canada established in 1791 by the United Kingdom to govern the central third of the lands in British North America and to accommodate Loyalist refugees from the United States of America after the American Revolution. The new province remained the government of the colonial territory for the next fifty years of growth and settlement. Upper Canada existed from December 26, 1791 to February 10, 1841 and generally comprised present-day Southern Ontario. The prefix "upper" in its name reflects its geographic position higher up the river basin or closer to the headwaters of the Saint Lawrence River than that of Lower Canada or present-day Quebec to the northeast. Upper Canada included all of modern-day southern Ontario and all those areas of northern Ontario in the Pays d'en Haut which had formed part of New France, essentially the watersheds of the Ottawa River, Lake Huron, and Lake Superior. It did not include any lands within the watershed of Hudson Bay.
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