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The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is a metropolitan area in Canada. At the 2011 census, it had a population of 6,054,191, and the census metropolitan area had a population of 5,583,064. The Greater Toronto Area is defined as the central city of Toronto, and the four regional municipalities that surround it: Durham, Halton, Peel, and York.<ref>OECD "OECD Territorial Reviews OECD Territorial Reviews: Toronto, Canada 2009" OECD Publishing, ISBN 92-64-07940-8 p37</ref> The regional span of the Greater Toronto Area is sometimes combined with the city of Hamilton, Ontario and its surrounding region, to form the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.<ref name="Places to Grow">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name="Halton ROPA 138">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The Greater Toronto Area is the northern part of the Golden Horseshoe.

Satellite image of the Greater Toronto Area

Greater Toronto Area sections
Intro  Etymology  Census metropolitan area  History  Geography  Economy  Infrastructure  Government  Demographics  Education  See also  Footnotes  References  External links  

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