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Kitchener,

city (1991 pop. 168,282), Regional Municipality of Waterloo, S Ont., Canada, in the Grand River valley. Settled largely by Mennonites from Pennsylvania in 1806, it was known as Berlin until 1916, when it was renamed in memory of Lord Kitchener. Its products include packaged meats, metal and leather goods, spirits, appliances, furniture, and rubber products. Because of the close socioeconomic ties between Kitchener and the city of WaterlooWaterloo
. 1 City (1991 pop. 71,181), SE Ont., Canada. It adjoins Kitchener. Several large insurance companies have their main offices there, and the adjoining cities form a high technology hub.
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, the area is commonly known as Kitchener-Waterloo. Woodside National Historic Site commemorates the birthplace of W. L. MacKenzie King.
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Kitchener

 

a city in southern Canada, in the province of Ontario, in the Grand River Valley. Population, 224,000 (1971, including suburbs). Kitchener has enterprises of the machine-building, metalworking, chemical, leather, textile, food-processing, and electrotechnical industries.

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Kitchener

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Horatio Herbert, 1st Earl Kitchener of Khartoum. 1850--1916, British field marshal. As head of the Egyptian army (1892--98), he expelled the Mahdi from the Sudan (1898), occupying Khartoum; he also commanded British forces (1900--02) in the Boer War and (1902--09) in India. He conducted the mobilization of the British army for World War I as war minister (1914--16); he was drowned on his way to Russia

Kitchener

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an industrial town in SE Canada, in S Ontario: founded in 1806 as Dutch Sand Hills, it was renamed Berlin in 1830 and Kitchener in 1916. Pop.: 190 399 (2001)
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