is a region of western Quebec
. It includes the cities of Gatineau
(Hull, Aylmer), Montebello, Pontiac, and Maniwaki and is located on the north side of the Ottawa River
opposite Canada's capital, Ottawa
. It has a land area of 30,760.05 km² (11,876.52 sq mi) and a 2006 census
population of 341,096 inhabitants. It is home to the Gatineau Olympiques, a junior hockey team in the Quebec Junior hockey league. It is currently known as one of the most bilingual regions in the province of Quebec.
Regional County Municipalities