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In 2001, the old city of Ottawa was amalgamated with the suburbs of Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, Rockcliffe Park, Vanier and Cumberland, and the rural townships of West Carleton, Osgoode, Rideau and Goulbourn, along with the systems and infrastructure of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, to become one municipality.


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Cumberland is a large village on the Ottawa River in eastern OntarioCanada, in the city of Ottawa. It was part of the historic Township of Cumberland, and was originally part of Russell County, joining the Region of Ottawa-Carleton in the 1960s. In 1999, the township became the short lived City of Cumberland which amalgamated into the City of Ottawa in 2001. While the community of Cumberland was located in the City of Cumberland, it only made up a small percentage of the population of the city. Population: 2,647 (2001).

Oldest house: Built in 1840.

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Rockland is a bilingual community located about 40 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, part of the city of Clarence-Rockland. Rockland has a population of 11,099.

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Oldest house: Built in 1880.

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Navan / Vars / Limoges

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Navan is a rural community in Cumberland Ward in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It is located southeast of the suburban community of Orleans. Before its amalgamation with the city in 2001, Navan was within the City of Cumberland. 

Vars is a compact rural community in Cumberland Ward in the east end of Ottawa, Canada. According to the Canada 2011 Census, the population of Vars was 1,424, using the boundaries defined in the Vars neighbourhood planning study area. Population 1,424 in 2011.

Limoges, Ontario is a small community in The United Counties of Prescott and Russell approximately 35 kilometres east of Ottawa.


Oldest house: Built in 1850.

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Embrun / Russell


Embrun, is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario in the Eastern Ontario region. Embrun is also part of the National Capital Region. Embrun is part of the larger Russell Township in Prescott and Russell United Counties. 

Russell is a municipal township, located south-east of Canada's capital of Ottawa in eastern Ontario, in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, on the Castor River.

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Oldest house: Built in 1850.

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