Oakville and Area is located in Halton Region (also known as the Regional Municipality of Halton).
- Oakville and Area is located about 40 - 80 km west and northwest of Toronto.
- The region is made up of the city of Burlington and the towns of Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.
- About 501,700 people live in Halton Region.
Between 2006 - 2011, the population in Halton Region grew by 14%. Oakville and Burlington are located in the southern part of the region and are the most urbanized. Milton and Halton Hills are located in the northern part of the region and are more rural but Milton is growing quickly; its population increased by over 56% between 2006 - 2011. Many newcomers are settling in Milton.
Halton Region has a 25 km border with Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes.