Pontiac, Quebec

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Pontiac
Municipality
Pontiac as seen from the Gatineau Hills.
Pontiac as seen from the Gatineau Hills.
Location within Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM.
Location within Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais RCM.
Pontiac is located in Western Quebec
Pontiac
Pontiac
Location in western Quebec.
Coordinates: 45°35′N 76°08′W / 45.583°N 76.133°W / 45.583; -76.133Coordinates: 45°35′N 76°08′W / 45.583°N 76.133°W / 45.583; -76.133[1]
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Outaouais
RCM Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais
Constituted January 1, 1975
Government[2]
 • Mayor Edward McCann
 • Federal riding Pontiac
 • Prov. riding Pontiac
Area[2][3]
 • Total 504.60 km2 (194.83 sq mi)
 • Land 448.31 km2 (173.09 sq mi)
Population (2011)[3]
 • Total 5,681
 • Density 12.7/km2 (33/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011 Increase 8.5%
 • Dwellings 2,659
Time zone EST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC−4)
Postal code(s) J0X 2Y0
Area Code 819
Highways Route 148
Route 366
Website www.munpontiac.com

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.[1]

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.[citation needed]

Pontiac is located within Canada's National Capital Region.

Communities[edit]

  • Beech Grove
  • Breckenridge
  • Bristol
  • Bryson
  • Eardley
  • Heyworth
  • Luskville
  • North Onslow
  • Onslow Corners
  • Pontiac-Station
  • Quyon
  • Ruthledge
  • Shawville
  • Steel
  • Thorne
  • Wyman

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