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Amherstburg, Ontario

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Welcome to Amherstburg ...

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Amherstburg had a population of 21,748 people.<1>

The town of Amherstburg is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Amherstburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Telephone area codes for Amherstburg: (519) and (226)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Amherstburg: N9V<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Amherstburg had a population of 21,748 people.

The population of Amherstburg represents 0.18% of the population of Ontario (which had 12,160,282 people at that time), making it Ontario's 65th most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 21,748 people, the population of Amherstburg increased 6.93% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 20,339 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amherstburg.

Communities near Amherstburg ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Amherstburg and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   2006
Allen Park (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dearborn Heights (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Dearborn (MI)   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Detroit (MI)   [Map]   ---   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Garden City (MI)   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lincoln Park (MI)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Amherstburg.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amherstburg. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amherstburg.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amherstburg:

Websites for Amherstburg ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amherstburg ...

Looking for more information about Amherstburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Amherstburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Amherstburg.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Amherstburg. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Amherstburg were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amherstburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (226) is an overlay for area code (519). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Amherstburg.

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<4>The Canadian Postal Code consists of 6 characters, where the first three characters are the 'Forward Sortation Area (FSA)', with the last three characters being the 'Local Delivery Unit (LDU)'. In the case of Amherstburg, we provide only the FSA and not the LDU. The Canadian Postal Codes were created as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. So keep in mind that any given Postal Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Amherstburg). The boundaries of the Postal Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other Postal Codes. When looking for a Postal Code, whether Amherstburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Amherstburg. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Amherstburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amherstburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amherstburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amherstburg. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1001, Longitude: -83.1083     [Map].

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Amherstburg.