Upper Canada

upper Canada (English Upper Canada) is an earlier name for the country at the upper run of the sinking Lorenz stream.

As upper Canada the area between the Nipissingsee in the north and the sinking Lorenz stream , which Ontariosee and the Eriesee in the south and the George bay in the east designate, became in addition the coastal line of the upper lake. The province Québec was divided by the constitutional law of 1791 into the regions upper Canada and Niederkanada (Lower Canada).

A goal of the allocation was it to subordinate the royalist American settlers in upper Canada of the British legislation.

The region upper Canada is the southern part of the today's Canadian province Ontario.

At the 1. February 1796 was shifted the capital from upper Canada von Newark ( the today's Niagara on the Lake) after York, the today's Toronto.

In the year 1840 upper Canada and Niederkanada were combined to the province Canada and became 1867 into the Canadian Konföderation the independent province those today the name Ontario carry.


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