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The Regional Municipality of Durham was created January 1, 1974 as a Regional Government in the Province of Ontario under The Regional Municipality of Durham Act, 1973 of the Ontario Legislature.
The Act provided for the formation of the eight area municipalities by the annexation and amalgamation of twenty-one former local municipalities in the Counties of Ontario, Northumberland and Durham, excluding a small portion of the former Township of Pickering, which was annexed by Metropolitan Toronto.

The Regional Municipality of Durham includes the following eight Area Municipalities (in no particular order):

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