LIVING IN OTTAWA

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Nestled on the banks of three rivers (the Ottawa, the Rideau and the Gatineau), Ottawa is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.

The Ottawa Region covers an area of 4,662 square kilometres and is truly unique in its history, geography and lifestyle. Rich in culture, Ottawa is recognized as a centre for academics, as well as 12 national museums devoted to Canadian art, nature, science and technology, aviation, war civilization and more. Ottawa is an open and inviting environment to different cultures and provides services in English, French and many other languages.
Ottawa is home to the Parliament of Canada, other historical structures and major institutions. The Byward Market is famous for its restaurants, pubs and its nightlife. Ottawa is ranked sixth in the world in terms of quality of life. This rating is based on low crime rates, environmental cleanliness, public services, political stability, and socio-economic conditions.
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