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Ottawa, Capital City of Canada, at Confluence of Ottawa and Rideau Rivers

45.4N 75.6W

January 27th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Canada - January 5th, 2012

This APM image shows the city of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The city centre is located at the confluence of the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers. The Ottawa River forms the entire northern boundary of the city (which appears bright green in this image), which it shares with the province of Quebec’s municipalities of Pontiac and Gatineau.

Here, Gatineau can be seen as an orange area across the Ottawa River, which also forms the border between Ontario and Quebec. The highest point in the Ottawa is 166 m (545 ft) above sea level, while the lowest point in the city is the Ottawa River, at 44m above sea level. Located on a major, yet mostly dormant fault line,[50] Ottawa is occasionally struck by earthquakes.

Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

May 5th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - April 29th, 2011

Several rivers can be observed near the twin cities of Ottawa and Gatineau in this image of Canada. The two are separated by the Ottawa River, with the former located along the southern banks and the latter along the northern banks.

Two other rivers can be seen flowing perpendicular to the Ottawa: the Gatineau River (above) and the Rideau River (below). While the Ottawa River appears as a thick, dark grey, V-shaped line, the other two rivers are significantly less wide.

Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau Rivers, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

March 31st, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - March 30th, 2011

The bright white areas in this orthorectified image of Canada indicate the locations of the twin cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, separated by the Ottawa River. Gatineau is situated along the northern banks, while Ottawa, the capital, is located along the southern banks.

The Ottawa River also marks the boundary between Quebec, to the north, and Ontario, to the south. Also worth noting is that it is significantly wider to the west of the cities. Finally, two other rivers can be seen flowing perpendicular to the Ottawa: the Gatineau River (above) and the Rideau River (below).

Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada

May 6th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada - May 6th, 2009

Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada - May 6th, 2009

White areas surrounding the Ottawa River, which forms the border between Ontario and Quebec, show the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau in Canada.

Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is located on the southern banks of the Ottawa River, and contains the mouths of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal. It has a population of 812,000, making it the fourth largest municipality in the country.

Across the Ottawa River, in Quebec, lies the city of Gatineau. The cities of Ottawa-Gatineau have a combined population of 1,168,788,  creating the country’s fourth largest metropolitan area.

Around the main urban areas is an extensive greenbelt comprising mostly forest, farmland and marshland.

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