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This is about the most confusing name, because Ontario, CA can mean two different things: Ontario, California (city) or Ontario, Canada (province). Gotta love whoever had the bright idea to name a California city "Ontario".

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I live near the California Ontario, so that's the one I'm more used too

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There's also Vancouver, Washington, which is actually older than the Vancouver most people know about. The Vancouver in Washington was a fur trading outpost called Fort Vancouver, which then became a frontier town as people began to settle it in the late 1840s, and was later incorporated in 1857. The other Vancouver in BC was not settled until 1858, when a gold rush brought a ton of prospecting miners there, and was not incorporated until 1886. 

If you also look at the history of Ontario, California, the now largely suburban city was originally purchased by two Canadian brothers who named it "Ontario" after the region from where they were born. Many cities on the East Coast similarly share names with their British counterparts, due to its history of being formerly colonial towns. 

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