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 Joanne Labadie
 • 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 2G0, J0X 2V0
Area Code 819
Highways Route 148
Website www.municipalitepontiac.com

Pontiac is a municipality in western Quebec, Canada, on the north shore of the Ottawa River, in the Outaouais region of the Ottawa Valley. It was created by the 1975 amalgamation of the communities of Onslow, Eardley, Quyon and Onslow-Partie-Sud.[1] Pontiac is located within Canada's National Capital Region.

It is part of Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais Regional County Municipality. It should not be confused with Pontiac Regional County Municipality, which borders Pontiac (but does not include it).

According to Statistics Canada, in 2011, the population's native language was 55.7% French, 39% English, and 2.6% other languages, including German, Arabic, Spanish, Dutch, and Russian. Approximately three out of five people are bilingual, with 63% speaking both French and English. [4]

Pontiac has a low cost of living and is trying to attract new immigrants coming to Canada to improve the local economy. The unemployment rate is 11%.

Communities[edit]

  • Breckenridge
  • Eardley
  • Heyworth
  • Luskville
  • Quyon

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