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- Greater Sudbury is geographically the largest city in Ontario and the most populous in Northern Ontario
- With nine operating mines, two mills, two smelters, and a nickel refinery, Sudbury is arguably the hard rock mining capital of the world.
- Sudbury is home to a major geological structure in Ontario, Canada called the Sudbury Basin which is the third-largest crater on Earth, as well as one of the oldest.
- Locally known as the City of Lakes, Greater Sudbury contains 330 lakes, more than any other municipality in Canada.
- Home to Canada’s second and eighth-largest science centres – Science North and Dynamic Earth respectively. Science North is also Ontario’s Top indoor Attraction 2017, and 2019 through Attractions Ontario.
- Dynamic Earth is home to the Big Nickel which is nine metres (30 ft.) high and recognized around the world.
- Third largest French-speaking population in Canada outside of the province of Québec.
- The Franco-Ontarian flag was designed and raised for the very first time, at Laurentian University.
- With the trio of outstanding post-secondary institutions including Laurentian University, Cambrian College and Collège Boréal, Greater Sudbury has matured as the educational capital of Northern Ontario.
- There are over 5,000 km (3,107 mi.) of mining tunnels under the Sudbury area. Placed end-to-end, you could drive from Sudbury to Vancouver underground.