Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Located in the eastern part of Ontario on the banks of the Ottawa River, along which the border between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec runs. Ottawa is the fourth largest city in the country and the second largest city in Ontario. Ottawa is part of the National Metropolitan Area, along with the Quebec City of Gatineau and several other municipalities.
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The population of Ottawa in 2019 reached one million people, the population of the Ottawa-Gatineau metropolitan area, according to the 2016 census, is 1 million 324 thousand people. City administration is carried out by the municipal council headed by the mayor. Since December 1, 2010, the post of mayor has been occupied by Jim Watson.
The city was founded in the 1820s as a camp for soldiers and artisans who built the Rideau Canal, and in 1850 received the official status of a city of lumberjacks and lumberjacks. Until 1855, the city was named Bytown in honor of Lieutenant Colonel John Bye, who oversaw the construction of the Rideau Canal. Since December 31, 1857, Ottawa is the capital of the united province of Canada, since 1867 - the capital of the state of Canada. Later, the city developed as a transport and industrial center, and in the second half of the 20th century it underwent a large-scale restructuring aimed at improving the urban ecology.
In the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Ottawa, which became a center for the development of high technologies, is sometimes awarded the title of "Northern Silicon Valley". As the capital of Canada, Ottawa is home to federal authorities and major cultural centers, including leading Canadian museums and the National Art Gallery.