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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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Arnprior is a town in Renfrew County, in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. It is located at the mouth of the Madawaska River, as it enters the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley. The town is a namesake of Arnprior, Scotland, and is known for lumber, hydro power generation, aerospace, farming and its proximity to the national capital region.

In May 1613 European explorers, led by Samuel de Champlain, first visited the Ottawa River valley, home of the Algonquin tribe of native North Americans. In 1823, a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) surveyed block was ceded to Archibald McNab and given the eponymous name, McNab Township. McNab had approval from the Family Compact to treat the settlers on his land in the feudal manner practiced in Scotland. In 1831 the town was named by the Buchanan Brothers after McNab's ancestral home of Arnprior, Scotland.

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Paul Joseph James Martin, PC, CC, QC (June 23, 1903 – September 14, 1992), often referred to as Paul Martin, Sr, was a noted Canadian politician. He was the father of Paul Martin (Jr.), who served as Prime Minister of Canada from 2003 - 2006. Martin was born in Ottawa, the son of Lumina (née Chouinard) and Joseph Philippe Ernest Martin. He was raised in Pembroke in the Ottawa Valley. He completed his university education at the University of Toronto, and earned his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School. Later, Martin studied at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, on a scholarship.
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Perth is a town in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada (pop. 6,003 in 2001). It is located on the Tay River, 83 km southwest of Ottawa, and is the seat of Lanark County. Its centre is located at 44 degrees, 53 minutes, 59.97 seconds N, 76 degrees, 14 minutes, 59.99 seconds W; or in Universal Transverse Mercator Zone 18 at GR 401300 E, 4972600 N, or more simply VQ 013726.
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