|Population City (2011)||713,443 (6th)|
|Elevation||156 m (512 ft)|
|Land Area||292.40 km2 (112.90 sq mi)|
|Postal code||L4T to L5W|
|Area code(s)||905, 289, and 365; 416, 647, and 437|
Mississauga is the sixth largest city in Canada. Situated in Southern Ontario, it lies on the shores of Lake Ontario, located in the Regional Municipality of Peel, in the central part of the Greater Toronto Area, to the west of Toronto. The city has a population of 713,443 as of the Canada 2011 Census, and is Canada’s sixth-most populous municipality.
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.In recent decades, the city has attracted a multicultural population and has plans for developing its downtown core. Residents of the city are called Mississaugans or Saugans. Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest airport, is located in the city, and it is the location of many major corporate headquarters for Canada.