Niagara on the Lake

Niagara on the Lake (number of inhabitants 13,839 in the year 2001) is a Canadian city in Ontario at the delta Niagara of the River in the Ontariosee. It lies opposite the US-American city Youngstown (New York). The next larger city is pc. Catharines.

Weingut Peller Estates in Niagara-on-the-lake
Weingut Peller Estates in the Niagara on the lake

original name of the settlement was Butlersburg, before she received the name Newark in the year 1781, when in the process of the American war of independence Loyalisten from the USA fled northward.

In the year 1792 Newark became after its renaming in Niagara for short time the capital of upper Canada, lost this title however at Toronto, since the city seemed endangered by their direct proximity at the US border.

During the war of 1812 the city was taken and destroyed by US troops, before these withdrew themselves again. The city was again developed by the British and has today still much of its historical charm. The name Niagara was renamed in the year 1880 in the today's name Niagara on the Lake, in order to differentiate it from the city Niagara of case.

Niagara on the Lake, allegedly the “most beautiful city of Canada”, is today a routistic point of attraction. The city aligns regularly the well-known Shaw - festival. In addition Niagara on the Lake is considered as the most famous area of cultivation of wine of Canada. Relatively mild climate and good soils bring qualitatively high-quality wines out, price-crowned are the ice wine. To the usually cultivated Rebsorten belong Riesling, Mueller Thurgau, Zinfandel and Merlot. See also for this the article viticulture in Canada.
Coordinates: 43° 15 ′ 1 " n. Break, 79° 4 ′ 22 " w. L.

 

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