Town of Manchot, or simply Manchot (Spring 2010 population 521) is a town on Penguin Island, an island off in the middle of Lake Haldimond. The town spans over Manchot Island and also other isolated islands (except Clifton and Tuen Mun Islands) in Lake Haldimond within Gravenhurst Region's boundaries. The town also spans over parts of the mainland south of Highway 506 near the Township of Rainwater. The entire portion of the town is exclaved from the rest of the region, either by water, or by Pickering County.
The town is commonly served as a cottage township. The residential developments mainly serve as cottages and summer homes of regular residents from bigger cities, such as Archemedes and Lisi. There are well over 2,500 houses within the town, yet only 521 regular residents reside within the town. During the summer peak season, the island could be home to 10,000 people.
The town was first settled in 1212 BCE, when the local aboriginals used the island as one of the major warfare strategic point. They built forts (now Fort Penguin) on the island to serve as defense purposes. When the war was over, around 260 CE, the Dojo Temple was built on this island. The town once again became the spotlight of the region. It became the religious spotlight of the region. Regular trips of religious worships were made to the locale.
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