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Welcome to Kitchener ...



While we don't have a date for the founding of Kitchener, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated ?.

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

The city of Kitchener is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Kitchener 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).

Area codes for Kitchener: (519) and (226)<3>

The Canadian Postal Code for Kitchener: N2G<4>

Websites for Kitchener ...

Official Website:   www.kitchener.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greaterkwchamber.com/

Communities Also Named Kitchener ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Kitchener - they are located in British Columbia, Mississippi and Ohio.

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

Communities near Kitchener ...

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

  • Cambridge
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Guelph
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guelph came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guelph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guelph <5>
  • Breslau
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breslau came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breslau
  • Mannheim
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mannheim
  • Strasburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strasburg came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strasburg
  • Bloomingdale
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
  • Erbsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erbsville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erbsville
  • Freeport
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport
  • Conestogo
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Doon
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doon came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doon

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kitchener ...

Looking for more information about Kitchener? 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 Kitchener, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kitchener.

Adding Kitchener to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Kitchener was on a map titled Road Map for Ontario (from Shell Oil, 1955).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kitchener.

The official website for Kitchener: www.kitchener.ca/

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

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 Kitchener refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kitchener may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kitchener - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (226) is an overlay for area code (519).
<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 Kitchener, 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 Kitchener). 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 Kitchener or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the Canada Post / Postes Canada.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>If we 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.









 

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