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Facts About Gatineau
Gatineau is a city in western Quebec, Canada.
Gatineau is coextensive with a territory equivalent to a regional county municipality and census division of the same name, whose geographical code is 81.
Gatineau is the fourth-largest city in the province after Montreal, Quebec City, and Laval.
The Estimated Population of Gatineau is 276,245.
Gatineau is the seat of the judicial district of Hull.
Gatineau is located on the northern bank of the Ottawa River, immediately across from Ottawa, Ontario, together with which it forms Canada’s National Capital Region.
Gatineau’s major industry is the manufacture of pulp and paper, processed from logs floated down to the city on the Gatineau River; this activity dates to the opening of its first mill in 1927.
The current city of Gatineau is centred on an area formerly called Hull, the oldest European colonial settlement in the National Capital Region.
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in Quebec after Montreal, Quebec City, and Laval.
The larger communities within Gatineau are: Aylmer, Buckingham, Gatineau, Hull & Masson-Angers.