Ottawa is the seventh coldest capital in the world.
Ottawa has the most educated population among Canadian cities and is home to a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions, including the National Arts Centre, the National Gallery, and numerous national museums.
Ottawa is known as one of the most educated cities in Canada, with over half the population having graduated from college and/or university. Ottawa has the highest per capita concentration of engineers, scientists, and residents with PhDs in Canada.
Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.
Ottawa is on the south bank of the Ottawa River and contains the mouths of the Rideau River and Rideau Canal.
Ottawa was founded in 1826 as Bytown and incorporated as “Ottawa” in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada.
The name Ottawa comes from the Algonquin word adawe – which means to trade.
The lowest temperature ever recorded in Ottawa was -36.1 °C on February 15, 1943. The hottest day on record in Ottawa was 37.8 °C though humidex readings often go above 40°C.
Ottawa is home to 14 National Museums.
Ottawa is the agricultural centre of Eastern Ontario and has more farmland than any other city in Canada.