|Population Density||58.5/km2 (152/sq mi)|
|City Area||26.95 km2 (10.41 sq mi)|
|Elevation||345 m (1,132 ft)|
|Postal code||N4Z, N5A|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
Stratford is a city on the Avon River in Perth County in southwestern Ontario, Canada, with a population of 30,886 as of 2011.
When the area was first settled by Europeans in 1832, the townsite and the river were named after Stratford-upon-Avon, England. It is the seat of Perth County. Stratford was incorporated as a town in 1859 and as a city in 1886. The first mayor was John Corry Wilson Daly and the current mayor is Dan Mathieson. The swan has become a symbol of the city. Each year twenty-four white swans are released into the Avon River. The town is well known for being the home of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.