City of Mississauga
Clockwise from top: Skyline of Mississauga, University of Toronto MississaugaAbsolute World Condos, Downtown Skyline, Mississauga Civic Centre, Condominium Skyline.


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Motto: Pride in past, Faith in our future. Be strong. Be Proud.
Location of Mississauga in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the province of Ontario
Coordinates: 43°36′N 79°39′WCoordinates43°36′N 79°39′W
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Region Peel
Established 1968, as a town
Incorporated 1974, as a city
 • City Mayor Hazel McCallion
 • Council Mississauga City Council
 • MPs
 • MPPs
 • Total 292.40 km2 (112.90 sq mi)
Elevation 156 m (512 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 713,443 (6th)
 • Density 2,439.9/km2 (6,319/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code span L4T to L5W
Area code(s) 905 and 289
Twin cities
 • Sister city Flag of Kariya, Aichi.pngKariyaJapan
  • Mississaugan
  • Saugan
Website www.mississauga.ca

Mississauga Listeni/ˌmɪsɪˈsɒɡə/[note 1] is a city in Southern OntarioCanada. It lies on the shores of Lake Ontario, located in the Regional Municipality of Peel, in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area. The city has a population of 713,443 as of the Canada 2011 Census, and is Canada's sixth-most populous municipality.[1]

Initially developed as a suburb of Toronto, Mississauga's growth is attributed to its proximity to that city. It is the largest suburb in Anglo-America by population.[2]However, as the city ran out of vacant lands, the city shifted its focus to building a full-fledged downtown core while shaping its new identity as a distinct city from Toronto.[3][4] Residents of the city are called Mississaugans and Saugans.

The city is placed first overall in 'mid-sized cities of the future' by financial publication fDi Magazine for North and South American cities, placing first in business friendliness, second in economic potential, and fourth in infrastructure and foreign direct investment strategy.[5] Mississauga was also rated as Canada's 11th best city to live in terms of prosperity according to MoneySense magazine.[6] It is the fourth most walkable large city in Canada according to Walk Score.[7] Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's busiest airport is located in the city, and it is the location of several major corporate headquarters for Canada, such asWalmart CanadaTarget CanadaMicrosoft and General Electric.