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Facts About Kanata
Kanata is a large suburban area in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Kanata was an independent town from 1978 to 2000.
On September 20, 1998, the city of Kanata dedicated a cenotaph in Village Green Memorial Park dedicated to those who served their country in war and peace.
The area that is today Kanata was originally part of the Township of March, and was first settled by Europeans in the early nineteenth century. One site dating from this era is Pinhey’s Point.
Kanata was settled by Europeans in the early 19th Century.
Kanata remained a city until 2001 when it was merged with the city of Ottawa.
The Kanata Research Park, Canada’s largest technology park, is mostly along Terry Fox Drive in the north end of Kanata.
The population of Kanata had increased to 85,000 and was most recently estimated to be just over 90,000.
AMC Kanata 24 Theatres, the largest movie theatre in Ottawa.
The name “Kanata” was chosen in a referendum, defeating “Hazeldean”, “March” and “Kairnwood”.