Kanata, Ontario

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Kanata was a suburb of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with Ottawa and the surrounding cities in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. Prior to amalgamation in 2001, the population of Kanata was 59,700. The estimated 2005 population is about 72,000.

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Location

Kanata is located about 22 km (14 miles) west-southwest of downtown Ottawa along Highway 417.

Latitude of 45 degrees 18" North and a longitude of 75 degrees 55" West, and an area of 139 square kilometers.

Notable buildings and institutions

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Kanata is the site of the Corel Centre, home arena of the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League and many large concerts.

Annual events

Primary industries

Kanata is home to many of the major high-tech employers of Ottawa, such as Nortel, Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Inc., HP, March Networks, Ubiquity Software and Mitel. The high-tech industry clusters along March Road, in the Kanata North Business Park, and along Eagleson Road, in the Kanata South Business Park.

Sports

Kanata is home to a professional sports team, the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. It has several sports associations with regular activities, the most visible being the large golf clubs (one of them right in the middle of the town), the sailing club and the bicycle club.

History

Kanata was incorporated as a city in 1978 out of the Township of March.

Kanata has a historic site, Pinhey's Point.

DEC was one of the pioneer technology companies in Kanata. The DEC campus has been successively Digital, Compaq, and is now HP.

On January 1, 2001, Kanata was amalgamated into the new city of Ottawa.

Demographics

According to the Canada 2001 Census:

  • Population: 58,636
  • % Change (1996-2001): 22.4
  • Dwellings: 19,517
  • Area (sq. km.): 132.21
  • Density (persons per sq. km.): 443.5


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