|Population Density||14.5/km2 (38/sq mi)|
|City Area||2,979.15 km2 (1,150.26 sq mi)|
|Elevation||294.70 m (966.86 ft)|
|Postal code||FSA P4N, P4P, P4R, P0N|
|Area code(s)||705 and 249|
Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. At the time of the Canada 2011 Census, its population was 43,165. At 2,961.52 square kilometres (1,143.45 sq mi), Timmins was Canada’s largest municipality in land area until 1995, when the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta, was created, but it remained the largest municipality in Ontario until 2001, when it was superseded by the newly amalgamated cities of Kawartha Lakes and Greater Sudbury. It is the 69th largest metropolitan area in Canada. The statistical boundaries for its metropolitan area coincide with its municipal boundaries.
Shortly after Timmins was founded it experienced its first general mine strike in November, 1912. Mine operators hired gun thugs during the 1912-1913 strike, prompting the intervention of the Ontario Provincial Police, which had itself been formed in 1909 partly in response to lawlessness connected with the gold rush.