Ottawa is the capital of Canada and is located in the south-east the province of Ontario. Ottawa is 2 hours away from the city of Montreal and the border of the United-States is quite close as well from Ottawa. In downtown Ottawa you will find Parliament Hill with Victorian architecture and museums, such as the National Gallery of Canada, with notable collections of indigenous art and other Canadian works of art. The Rideau Canal passes through Ottawa and in the Summer you will find lots of boats and in the Winter people will be skating on the canal, it is known as the worlds largest skating rink.
It should be noted that although Canada is a federal state, its administrative division does not have any federal district that houses the Federal Capital, like other countries such as Germany (Berlin), Brazil (Brasilia), Austria (Vienna), Belgium ( Brussels), Argentina (Federal Capital), the United States (District of Columbia), Mexico (Mexico City) or Australia (Capital Territory) - but Ottawa belongs to the province of Ontario as a municipality erected in the National Capital Region, which contains the Ottawa region. Its metropolitan area includes not only the nearby towns of Ontario but also the city of Gatineau and the Outaouais region that are on the Quebec side of the Ottawa River.
The name "Ottawa" is derived from the Algonquin word Odawa which means "to trade".
Ottawa has a temperate climate. Temperatures vary considerably throughout the year, from a peak record of 37.8 ° C in the Summers and to a minimum of -36.1 ° C in the Winter. This wide range of temperatures allows the practice of numerous activities throughout the year, and also requires having appropriate clothing for each season. If we look at the annual average temperature, Ottawa is the seventh coldest capital in the world.
The public sector is by far the one that employs more people in the city, about 72 thousand working for the national government, and another 12 thousand for the municipal public sector. In total, the jobs directly related to the public sector correspond to approximately 20% of the total number of Ottawa jobs.
Ottawa is a technological centre, where more than 800 companies and their respective factories have their headquarters, which employ more than 48 thousand people. Because of this, Ottawa has earned the nickname of "national capital of high technology". Most of these companies are specialized in advanced research in a number of sectors that include the creation and development of software, environmental technology, space research and telecommunications. Another important sector is sanitary, which employs 18 thousand people. The high-tech industry is Ottawa's second source of income, followed by tourism.
Ottawa is a great city to live in if you are interested in technology, public sectors and telecommunications.
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