Welcome to Ottawa


Brief information about the Ottawa

It stands to the bank of the Ottawa River. Ottawa boundaries Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the crux of the Ottawa-Gatineau census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR).

As of 2016, Ottawa needed a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 which makes it the CMA and the most fourth-largest city in Canada. In June 2019, the City of Ottawa estimated it had surpassed a population of several thousand. Founded in 1826 as Bytown, and incorporated as Ottawa in 1855, the city has evolved to the political center of Canada.

Its original boundaries were expanded through annexations and were ultimately replaced by a city incorporation and amalgamation in 2001, which improved its land area. The city title "Ottawa" was chosen in reference to the Ottawa River, the title of that can be based on the Algonquin Odawa, which means "to trade".

Ottawa is home to quite a few post-secondary, research, and cultural associations and has the most educated people among cities, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and many national museums.