Gatineau

/gat"n oh'/; Fr. /gann tee noh"/, n.
a city in S Quebec, in E Canada, near Hull. 74,988.

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 city, Outaouais region, southwestern Quebec province, Canada. It is situated on the north bank of the Ottawa River, opposite Ottawa, straddling the mouth of the Gatineau River. The city derives its name from the river, which itself was named for Nicolas Gatineau, a fur trader who reportedly drowned in its waters about 1683. Gatineau was originally a part of Templeton West but was separately incorporated as a village in 1933 and became a town in 1946 and a city in 1975. In 2002 Gatineau amalgamated with the nearby cities of Aylmer, Hull, Masson-Angers, and Buckingham, greatly expanding both its area and population.

      Gatineau's major industry is the manufacture of pulp and paper, processed from logs floated down to the city on the Gatineau River; this activity dates to the opening of its first mill in 1927. The city's other products include building materials (plywood, fibreboard, acoustic tiles), precision and electronic equipment, and pharmaceuticals, and there is also a large service sector. The Canadian Museum of Civilization is based in the city, and the University of Quebec has a branch campus there. Gatineau Provincial Park is located to the northwest. Pop. (2001) 102,898; (2006) 242,124.

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