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Where is Ottawa

Ottawa is located in the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario in Canada. Ottawa is the second largest city of Canada and largest city of Ontario province.

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Where is Ottawa in Ontario

Ottawa lies in northeast of North America, in the Province of Ontario, Canada.
Interestingly, it is originally known as 'Ville-Marie', or 'City of Mary'; however, the present name of city is derived from Mont-Royal. The official language of the city is French. It is the second largest French speaking city in the world after Paris. Surprisingly, Montreal has been consistently maintaining good position in the list of world's most livable cities. It is also known as "Canada's Cultural Capital" given by Monocle Magazine. Furthermore, it is also named as 'UNESCO City of Design'.

Moreover, at present, Montreal is the center of aerospace, finance, business, commerce, pharmaceuticals, technology, culture, film, and tourism. As per the report given by 2009 preliminary rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Montreal was named as number one host city for international association events of North America.

Interesting Facts about Ottawa

Continent: North America
Country: Canada
Province: Ontario
Region: National Capital Region
Ottawa Coordinates: 45.4214° N, 75.6919° W
Location: South-East
Incorporated: 1855 (as City of Ottawa)
Population of Ottawa: 883,391 (2011)
Area: 1,073 sq miles (2,778 km²)
Area codes: 613, 343, & 819
Climate: Humid Continental Climate
Founded in 1826 as Bytown
Major Rivers: Ottawa River, the Gatineau River and the Rideau River
Postal code: K0A, K1A-K4C
Area codes: 613, 343
Time zone: Eastern (EST) (UTC−5) / Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

  • There have been three shooting incidents in Ottawa - at the Ottawa’s Rideau Centre, the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill.
  • Canadian parliament in lockdown after shooting
  • Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper was scheduled to meet Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousafzai today, his office says.
  • Mall is in "full lock down until further notice" and several embassies and legislative buildings around the country have boosted security.
  • Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper was evacuated from the building and is safe.
  • Canadian soldier shot at Ottawa’s War Memorial has died, according to two Canadian Members of Parliament.
  • Canadian officials seek FBI help
  • President Barack Obama offers help to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harperany for any assistance needed in responding to these attacks.
  • Canadian lawmakers are hailing Parliament's sergeant-at-arms as a hero in gun attack.
  • Some people still are locked inside their offices in buildings on Parliament Hill, though police are searching the area and releasing people as they go, Canadian lawmaker John McKay told to media.