Portal:Eastern Ontario

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Eastern Ontario is a region of Southern Ontario approximately 35,296 km2 (13,628 sq mi) with an extended area of around 7,028 km2 (2,714 sq mi). The region is home to approximately 1,647,000 people2004 and comprises several census divisions ("counties"): Prescott and Russell, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Leeds and Grenville, Ottawa, Lanark, Renfrew and Frontenac. The National Capital Region is an official federal designation for the Canadian capital of Ottawa, the neighbouring city of Gatineau, Quebec, and the surrounding area.

60% of Eastern Ontarians live in the City of Ottawa. Other major cities (40,000+) in the region include Kingston and Cornwall. Major towns under 40,000 people include Pembroke, Rockland, Hawkesbury, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Renfrew, Arnprior, Embrun and Perth.

The Thousand Islands is the name of an archipelago of islands that straddle the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream (Northeast) from Kingston. The Laurentian Highlands, which form a small section of the extensive Canadian Shield, cuts through the western section from the Upper Ottawa River valley southeast toward to the Saint Lawrence River around Gananoque. The eastern section of Eastern Ontario, that is east and south-east of Ottawa, is generally a flat plain. Along the extreme western edge of Eastern Ontario are a continuation of the Laurentian Highlands, known as the Opeongo Hills, and they contain some of the highest elevations in Southern Ontario. They stretch into the northern portions of Central Ontario, near Algonquin Provincial Park. Ottawa itself is at the confluence of the Rideau River and Ottawa River.

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Kingston, Ontario, is a city in Canada located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin.

The central part of the city is located between the Cataraqui River to the east and the Little Cataraqui Creek to the West, with outlying areas extending in both directions. Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County. According to the 2001 Canadian census, the population of the city proper was 114,195, while the population of the metropolitan area as a whole was 146,838 in 2001 (including Loyalist Township in the County of Lennox and Addington.)

Kingston is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many historic buildings built from limestone. This also provides the name for the Limestone District School Board which serves Frontenac County and the County of Lennox and Addington.

Canadian Forces Base Kingston (CFB Kingston) houses CFSCE (Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics), the Canadian Forces' military communications training centre.

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She is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the United States, with over 10 million copies certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. Billboard named Lavigne the #10 pop artist of the 2000s. Avril was born in Belleville them moved to Napanee, when she was five years old.

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Perth is a town in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada (pop. 6,003 in 2001). It is located on the Tay River, 83 km southwest of Ottawa, and is the seat of Lanark County. Its centre is located at 44 degrees, 53 minutes, 59.97 seconds N, 76 degrees, 14 minutes, 59.99 seconds W; or in Universal Transverse Mercator Zone 18 at GR 401300 E, 4972600 N, or more simply VQ 013726.
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