Facts Sheet about Canada

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Here is a facts sheet about the capital city of Canada, Ottawa.. You will learn some interesting information about the city such as the origin of its name, its populartion and much more.


  • Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.
  • It is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario.
  • Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec.
  • As of 2016, Ottawa had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 making it the fourth-largest city and the fifth-largest CMA in Canada.
  • Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855, the city has evolved into the political centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous annexations and were ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area.
  • The city name "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River, the name of which is derived from the Algonquin Odawa, meaning "to trade".
  • Ottawa has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and numerous national museums.
  • Ottawa has the highest standard of living in the nation and low unemployment.
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Source: Wikipedia

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