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Welcome to Ottawa ...



The city of Ottawa was founded in 1826 and was incorporated in 1855.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Ottawa: Derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning to trade .

When the people of Ottawa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Ottawan<1>

Ottawa is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Ottawa lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: EST- Heure Normale de l'Est (HNE), EDT- Heure Avancée de l'Est (HAE).

Ottawa is served by one (or more) of the following area codes: (343)<3>, (613), (819) & (873).

The city of Ottawa was previously named Bytown.

Websites for Ottawa ...

Official Website:   www.ottawa.ca/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.ottawachamber.ca/

Communities Also Named Ottawa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Ottawa - they are located in Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Michigan (2), Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Ottawa.

Communities near Ottawa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Ottawa.

  • Aylmer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aylmer came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aylmer
  • Buckingham
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckingham came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckingham
  • Val des Monts
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Val des Monts came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Val des Monts
  • Masson Angers
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Masson Angers. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masson Angers
  • Cantley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantley came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantley
  • Chelsea
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chelsea
  • Pontiac
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontiac came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontiac
  • Cardinal Heights
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Parkwood Hills
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Quarries
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quarries

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ottawa ...

Looking for more information about Ottawa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Ottawa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Ottawa.

The official website for Ottawa: www.ottawa.ca/

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Ottawa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Ottawa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ottawa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Of the area codes for Ottawa, area code (343) is an overlay.
<4>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.









 

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