The Niagara Escarpment

The Niagara Escarpment (HMYU3)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 9.687', W 79° 2.994'

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Queenston Heights is part of the Niagara escarpment. A height of land which extends 725 kilometers across Ontario from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island. Over 430 million years ago, a shallow tropical sea covered most of central North America. Sediments and coral reef on the seabed were compressed into dolomite, a hard type of limestone which was more resistant to erosion then the bedrock of the adjacent lands after the water retreated. The cliffs of the escarpment are the exposed floor of the ancient sea. The escarpments rugged terrain, home to a wide variety of plants and wildlife forms a natural corridor through both urban and rural areas. In 1990, the United Nations designated the Niagara Escarpment a World Biosphere Reserve.
HM NumberHMYU3
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture, Tourisim and Recreation
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 658534 N 4780589
Decimal Degrees43.16145000, -79.04990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 9.687', W 79° 2.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 9' 41.22" N, 79° 2' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)619, 858, 949, 310, 510,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14340 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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