The Capital Region
Ottawa's city limits had been increasing over the years, but it acquired the most territory on January 1, 2001, when it amalgamated all the municipalities of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton into one single city. Modern Ottawa is made up of eleven historic townships, ten of which are from Carleton County and one from Russell.
The city has a main urban area, but there are many other urban, suburban and rural areas within the modern city's limits. The main suburban area extends a considerable distance to the east, west and south of the centre, and it includes the former cities of Gloucester, Nepean and Vanier. The former village of Rockcliffe Park, where Canada’s prime minister and Governor General reside, and the communities of Blackburn Hamlet and Orléans are also in this area.
The Kanata suburban area includes the former village of Stittsville to the southwest. Nepean is another major suburb, which also includes Barrhaven. There are also the communities of Manotick and Riverside South on the other side of the Rideau River, and Greely, southeast of Riverside South.
As Ontario’s second largest city and the capital of Canada, Ottawa has everything a person could want, such as many historical buildings and other architecture, famous tourist attractions like Rideau Canal, and so much more.