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|Ottawa City Facts|
|Region||National Capital Region|
|Total Area||1,073 sq miles|
|Lat Long Coordinates||45.4214° N, 75.6919° W|
|Time Zome||Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)|
|Area Code||613, 343, 819, 873|
|Major Religion||Catholic, Christian|
|Museums||Canadian Museum of Nature, Bytown Museum, Canada Agriculture Museum, Canada Aviation Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa School of Art Galleries|
|Universities||University of Ottawa, Carleton University, Dominican University College, Saint Paul University|
|Tourist Places of Attractions
Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and the country's fourth largest city. Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as the capital of Canada in 1857. It is a major metropolis made up of eleven historic townships, ten of which are from historic Carleton County and one from historic Russell. Unlike other countries, Canada does not have federal capital district. The city is a municipality within the Province of Ontario. It is also a part of the officially designated National Capital Region that includes neighboring Quebec municipalities such as Gatineau and Chelsea. The Liberal Party favored city is also the legislative capital of the Northwest Territories. The capital city of Ottawa is served by VIA Rail passenger service, a number of airlines that fly into Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and inter-city bus companies.
Economy: Ottawa is the center for lumber milling and square-cut timber industry in the country as well as for North America. It is a center for diversified businesses, with sectors ranging from a $10.5 billion advanced technology sector to a $400 million agricultural sector.
Tourist Attractions: Ottawa is often attracted by tourists from far and wide. The National Research Council of Canada, the short wave time signal station and the 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada draws the attention of the world for its extra ordinary features. The city possesses a number of museums focusing on various fields. Canada and the World Pavilion, Canada Agriculture Museum Canada Aviation Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Canadian Museum of Nature, Canadian War Museum and National Museum of Science and Technology lure the visitors from where they absorb many relevant information about the country. Tourists gather here to be a part of the celebration of the Canada Tulip Festival, a major annual cultural event in the city. The other centers of attraction in the city are National Arts Center, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Bluesfest, Parliament Hill, Dominion Arboretum and Laurier House.
Ottawa banks represent the sound financial transactions that take place in the capital city of Canada. There are several banks in Ottawa. Some of the most reputed names in the banking sector of Ottawa are as follows:
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is the oldest financial institution in Ottawa. Established in 1874, this bank is presently situated in the Sparks Street Mall area of Ottawa. The Ottawa branch is the main branch of the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. The campus of this Bank has become a heritage site that draws tourists who come to admire the beauty of the architecture of the building. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce remains open Monday to Thursday and the bank timings are from 9 am to 4 pm. On Fridays the bank remains open 9 am to 4.30 pm. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ensures full satisfaction to its customers by delivering prompt and efficient banking services.
Royal Bank of Canada, another big name in the banking sector of Ottawa, is also located on Sparks Street. On the basis of market capitalization and revenue generation, the Royal Bank of Canada boasts of being the largest financial institution of the country. The Royal Bank is a major player in the mortgage market of Ottawa as well as the rest of Canada. Mortgage on home, car, commercial vehicles and many other items, are provided by the Royal Bank of Canada. The Bank is open on all seven days of the week.
Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is the seat of government for the whole nation. Ottawa government can refer both to the national government as well as the local government.
The local government of Ottawa city is in the form of a municipality. The municipal corporation of Ottawa is responsible for the governance of the city.
Ottawa municipality consists of the city of Ottawa and its neighboring regions such as West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau, Kanata, Barrhaven and Goulbourn. The Ottawa government looks after the welfare and civic amenities of the residents of all these regions that together form the Ottawa municipality.
There are several hierarchical posts within the Ottawa government. The municipal corporation of Ottawa is headed by the Mayor. The Mayor of Ottawa is assisted in his daily work by the City Manager. The City Council has other members who further assist the Ottawa mayor in running the municipality.
There are several departments within the government body of Ottawa. The various corporate services provided by the Ottawa government to the residents are as follows:
The emergency services include police service, fire service and paramedics. Various other departments include Civic service department, planning and growth management department, human resources department, transportation department and public works department.
Last Updated On : March 12, 2013