Pontiac, Quebec

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Pontiac
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]
CountryCanada
ProvinceQuebec
RegionOutaouais
RCMLes Collines-de-l'Outaouais
ConstitutedJanuary 1, 1975
Government
 • MayorJoanne Labadie
 • Federal ridingPontiac
 • Prov. ridingPontiac
Area
 • Total504.60 km2 (194.83 sq mi)
 • Land448.31 km2 (173.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[3]
 • Total5,681
 • Density12.7/km2 (33/sq mi)
 • Pop 2006-2011
Increase 8.5%
 • Dwellings
2,659
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
Postal code(s)
Area Code819
Highways Route 148
Websitewww.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.

Communities[edit]

  • Breckenridge
  • Eardley
  • Heyworth
  • Luskville
  • Quyon

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reference number 72506 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  2. ^ a b Geographic code 82030 in the official Répertoire des municipalités ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ a b "(Code 2482030) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012.
  4. ^ http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/as-sa/fogs-spg/Facts-csd-eng.cfm?LANG=Eng&GK=CSD&GC=2482030
  5. ^ http://www.municipalitepontiac.com/files/1913/6674/0150/Carte_routire_Pontiac_-_ActualisationF4_reu_le_23_avril_2013.pdf