This article is about the region of Quebec. For other uses, see Outaouais (disambiguation).
Administrative region
Coordinates: 45°47′N 75°05′W / 45.783°N 75.083°W / 45.783; -75.083Coordinates: 45°47′N 75°05′W / 45.783°N 75.083°W / 45.783; -75.083
Country Canada Canada
Province Quebec Quebec
Regional County
Municipalities (RCM) and Equivalent
Territories (ET)
  Regional conference of elected officers Paulette Lalande (President)
  Land 30,504 km2 (11,778 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
  Total 368,181
  Density 12.1/km2 (31/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Outaouaien(ne)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code J
Area code 819
Website outaouais.gouv.qc.ca

Outaouais (French pronunciation: [utawɛ]); (English pronunciation: /uːtəweɪ/; also commonly called The Outaouais) is a region of western Quebec, Canada. It includes the city of Gatineau (Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Masson-Angers, Buckingham), the Pontiac region, and the town of 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 square kilometres (11,876.52 sq mi) and a 2011 census population of 372,000 inhabitants.


Regional County Municipalities
Regional County Municipality (RCM) Population
Canada 2011 Census[2]
Land Area Density
(pop. per km2)
Seat of RCM
La Vallée-de-la-Gatineau 20,530 12,477.19 km2 (4,817.47 sq mi) 1.6 Gracefield
Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais 46,393 2,048.24 km2 (790.83 sq mi) 22.7 Chelsea
Papineau 22,541 2,941.82 km2 (1,135.84 sq mi) 7.7 Papineauville
Pontiac 14,358 12,992.69 km2 (5,016.51 sq mi) 1.1 Campbell's Bay
Gatineau (Equivalent territory) 265,349 342.98 km2 (132.43 sq mi) 773.7 Gatineau
First Nations Reserves

Major communities

School boards




  1. 1 2 3 "La région de l'Outaouais, ainsi que ses MRC et TE". Profils des régions et des MRC (in French). Quebec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012.
  2. "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census divisions, 2011 and 2006 censuses". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
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