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Niagara Falls

About Niagara Falls

82,997 in city
404,378 in metro
209 km² (81 mi²)
170 m
Niagara Falls and its U.S. counterpart form one of the most visited sites in North America. The city was founded in the late 1700s. Tourism expanded greatly throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, an estimated 15 million people visit the falls each year. Other attractions include the casino, observation towers, Queen Victoria Park with its gardens, and the scenic Niagara Parkway. Abundant hydroelectric power produced by the falls supports a diverse industrial base. Recent years have seen a burst of construction creating an impressive new skyline overlooking the falls.