Outaouais

Outaouais (French pronunciation: [utawɛ]); (/təw/; also commonly called The Outaouais) is a region of western Quebec, Canada. It includes the city of Gatineau (Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Masson-Angers, Buckingham), the Pontiac region, and the town of Maniwaki, and is located on the north side of the Ottawa River opposite Canada's capital, Ottawa. It has a land area of 30,808.69 square kilometres (11,895.30 sq mi) and its population was 382,604 inhabitants as of the 2016 Census.[1]

Outaouais
Coordinates: 45°47′N 75°05′W
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
Government
  Regional conference of elected officersPaulette Lalande (President)
Area
  Land30,808.69 km2 (11,895.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total382,604
  Density12.4/km2 (32/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Outaouaien(ne)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Postal code
J
Area code819
Websiteoutaouais.gouv.qc.ca
[2]

Subdivisions

Regional County Municipalities
Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[3]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau 20,530 12,477.19 km2 (4,817.47 sq mi) 1.6 Gracefield
Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais 46,393 2,048.24 km2 (790.83 sq mi) 22.7 Chelsea
Papineau 22,541 2,941.82 km2 (1,135.84 sq mi) 7.7 Papineauville
Pontiac 14,358 12,992.69 km2 (5,016.51 sq mi) 1.1 Campbell's Bay
Gatineau (Equivalent territory) 265,349 342.98 km2 (132.43 sq mi) 773.7 Gatineau
First Nations Reserves

Major communities

School boards

Francophone

Anglophone

References

  1. "Census Profile, 2016 Census Outaouais [Economic region], Quebec". Statistics Canada. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  2. "La région de l'Outaouais, ainsi que ses MRC et TE". Profils des régions et des MRC (in French). Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  3. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 14 August 2013.


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