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Eastern Ontario is a region of Southern Ontario approximately 35,296 km2 (13,628 sq mi) with an extended area of around 7,028 km2 (2,714 sq mi). The region is home to approximately 1,647,000 people2004 and comprises several census divisions ("counties"): Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Leeds and Grenville, Ottawa, Lanark, Renfrew and Frontenac. The National Capital Region is an official federal designation for the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec, and the surrounding area.

60% of Eastern Ontarians live in the City of Ottawa. Other major cities (40,000+) in the region include Kingston and Cornwall. Major towns under 40,000 people include Pembroke, Rockland, Hawkesbury, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Renfrew, Arnprior, Embrun and Perth.

The Thousand Islands is the name of an archipelago of islands that straddle the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream (Northeast) from Kingston. The Laurentian Highlands, which form a small section of the extensive Canadian Shield, cuts through the western section from the Upper Ottawa River valley southeast toward to the Saint Lawrence River around Gananoque. The eastern section of Eastern Ontario, that is east and south-east of Ottawa, is generally a flat plain. Along the extreme western edge of Eastern Ontario are a continuation of the Laurentian Highlands, known as the Opeongo Hills, and they contain some of the highest elevations in Southern Ontario. They stretch into the northern portions of Central Ontario, near Algonquin Provincial Park. Ottawa itself is at the confluence of the Rideau River and Ottawa River.

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Embrun (ˈɛmbrən in English; French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃bʁœ̃]), UN/LOCODE: CA EBU, is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario in the Eastern Ontario region. Embrun is also part of the National Capital Region. Embrun is part of the larger Russell Township in Prescott and Russell United Counties. With a population of 8,048 (entire town)[1] or 5,655 (urban area), it is the largest community in Russell Township. Embrun is largely (but not exclusively) francophone. The urban area grew by 26.6% from 2001 to 2006

The community is located approximately a twenty-five minute drive from Ottawa, an hour and a half from Montreal, and a five hour drive from Toronto. Embrun is located near Trans-Canada Highway 417. Politically, the community is situated in the electoral district of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell both provincially and federally.

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The St. Lawrence Iroquoians were a prehistoric First Nations indigenous people who lived from the 1300s until about 1580 CE along the shores of the St. Lawrence River in present-day Quebec, Eastern Ontario and New York State. They spoke Laurentian languages, a branch of the Iroquoian family. It is likely they disappeared because of late 16th century warfare by the Mohawk nation of the Haudenosaunee, who wanted to control fur trade in the valley. By the time explorer Samuel de Champlain arrived and founded Quebec in 1608, no trace remained of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians and settlements visited by Cartier some 75 years earlier.
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Prescott is a town of approximately 4,180 people on the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario, Canada. The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, 5 km east of Prescott in Johnstown, connects it with Ogdensburg, New York. The town was founded in the early 19th century by Edward Jessup, a Loyalist soldier during the American Revolution.
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