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Aurora, Ontario

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Welcome to Aurora ...

When the people of Aurora refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Auroran<1>

From the 2006 Statistics Canada (StatCan) census, Aurora had a population of 47,629 people.<2>

The town of Aurora was established in 1854.

Aurora is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Aurora 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 Aurora: (289)<4>, (365) and (905).

Websites for Aurora ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2006 StatCan census, Aurora had a population of 47,629 people.

The population of Aurora represents 0.39% of the population of Ontario (which had 12,160,282 people at that time), making it Ontario's 41st most populous community.

With a 2006 count of 47,629 people, the population of Aurora increased 18.58% from the 2001 StatCan census (with a count of 40,167 people).

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

Communities Also Named Aurora ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 44 communities that are also named Aurora - they are located in Alabama, Alaska (2), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (7), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico (3), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Aurora.

Communities near Aurora ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Aurora.

  • Markham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
    • Markham lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Aurora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Markham
  • Richmond Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond Hill came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond Hill
    • Richmond Hill lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Aurora
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond Hill
  • Georgina
  • Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kettleby
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kettleby came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kettleby
      • Kettleby lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettleby
    • Newmarket
    • Pleasantville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Preston Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston Lake
      • Preston Lake lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Preston Lake
    • Bethesda
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bethesda. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethesda
      • Bethesda lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethesda
    • Gormley
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gormley
      • Gormley lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Aurora
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gormley

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Aurora. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Aurora.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Aurora ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Aurora, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Aurora.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Ontario

About Ontario

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Aurora:

The official website for Province of Ontario:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Aurora refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Aurora may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Aurora were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Aurora - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Aurora, area code (289, 365) is an overlay.
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Aurora) 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 Aurora. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aurora

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aurora. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0000, Longitude: -79.4667    
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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