Situated at the confluence
of the Ottawa
and Gatineau rivers, across from the City of Ottawa. Originally constituted in 1975 from the merger
of Pointe-Gatineau, Touraine and Templeton. In 2001, after another provincial government
-imposed merger, this time with Hull
, is the new official name of the new Megacity
which will have a population of about 200,000 citizens.
The new logo for the City of Gatineau is a stylized G inscribed in a green oval where the G's hook is made of three waves
representing the Ottawa
, La Lievre
rivers which flow thru the territory of the new City.
As of January 1, 2002
, the places mentioned above have ceased to exist legally, the name Gatineau regroups all these former cities.
Pop 225,345 (as of December, 27,2000)
Area: 339.37km2 or 131.09 square miles
27km (16.75mi) from the westmost to the eastmost points.
17 Electoral subdivisions