Ottawa app for android description: Ottawa is the capital of canada.
It stands on the south bank of the ottawa river in the eastern portion of southern ontario.
Ottawa borders gatineau quebec the two form the cores of the ottawa gatineau census metropolitan area (cma) and the national capital region (ncr).
The 2011 census reported a population of 883 391 within the city and 1 236 324 within the cma making them the fourth largest city and the fourth largest cma in canada respectively.
The city of ottawa has since estimated it had a population of 943 260 in 201- founded in 1826 as bytown and incorporated as ottawa in 1855 the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of canada.
Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area.
The name ottawa is derived from the algonquin word odawa meaning to trade.