Pontiac as seen from the Gatineau Hills.
Location within Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM.
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|Constituted||January 1, 1975|
|• Mayor||Roger Larose|
|• Federal riding||Pontiac|
|• Prov. riding||Pontiac|
|• Total||504.60 km2 (194.83 sq mi)|
|• Land||448.31 km2 (173.09 sq mi)|
|• Density||12.7/km2 (33/sq mi)|
|• Pop 2006-2011||8.5%|
|Time zone||EST (UTC−5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC−4)|
|Postal code(s)||J0X 2G0, J0X 2V0|
Pontiac is a municipality in western Quebec, Canada, in Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality on the Ottawa River. It should not be confused with Pontiac Regional County Municipality, which borders Pontiac (but does not include it). Pontiac was created by the 1975 amalgamation of Onslow, Eardley, Quyon and Onslow-Partie-Sud.
Pontiac has a low cost of living and is trying to attract new immigrants coming to Canada to improve the local economy. It has high French, German and English populations. The unemployment rate is 11%. The region's only hospital has a low amount of doctors.
Pontiac is located within Canada's National Capital Region.
- Reference number 72506 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (French)
- Geographic code 82030 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (French)
- "(Code 2482030) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
|Ottawa River / Ottawa||Gatineau|