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Eastern Ontario

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'''Eastern Ontario''', south of the [[Ottawa Valley]], is sandwiched between [[New York (state)|New YorkState]] State to the south and [[Quebec]] to the north. It takes a little flavor from each.
==Regions==
 
* [[Prescott-Russell]]
* [[Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry]]
* [[Leeds-Grenville]]
* [[Lennox and Addington County]]
* [[Frontenac County]]
* [[Hastings County]]
* [[Lanark County]]
* [[Renfrew County]]
==Cities, towns and villages== * [[Ottawa]]* [[Belleville (Ontario)|Belleville]]* [[Brockville]]
* [[Cornwall (Ontario)|Cornwall]]
* [[Embrun (Ontario)|EmbrunHawkesbury]]* [[Kanata]]
* [[Kingston (Ontario)|Kingston]]
* [[Merrickville]]
* [[Pembroke (Ontario)|Pembroke]]
* [[Perth Petawawa]]* [[Quinte West]] ==Other Destinations== * [[Thousand Islands]] — scenic border region split between Eastern Ontario and upper [[New York (Ontariostate)|PerthNew York State]].  ==Understand=====History===Eastern Ontario was inhabited by several First Nations tribes (most notably the Algonquin,* Haudenosaunee and Wyandot) for thousands of years.  European intervention in Eastern Ontario started as early as the 1600s when the French ''voyageurs'' would paddle along the Ottawa River, but actual European settlement in Eastern Ontario didn't first start until the mid-1700s, when the settlement of L'Orignal in what is now [[Smiths FallsPrescott-Russell]]was founded. * Further European settlement began in the late 1770s and 1780s, with the United Empire Loyalists (groups of Americans who stayed loyal to Britain after the American Revolution) settled along the St. Lawrence River and parts of the Ottawa River.  But European settlement inland (away from the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers) didn't start until the first half of the 1800s, when the settlements of [[Russell (Ontario)|Russell]], Saint Augustine-de-Catherine (now [[Embrun (Ontario)|Embrun]]), [[Perth (Ontario)|Perth]] and [[Smiths Falls]] were founded.
Eastern Ontario continued to grow throughout the rest of the 1800s and into the 1900s. The past 10 years have seen prosperity in much of Eastern Ontario, most notably in [[Prescott-Russell]] and [[Lanark County]]. ==Talk==When it comes to language, Eastern Ontario is divided into three linguistic sub-regions: the Canadian French area, the Canadian English area and the Ottawa Valley Twang area. The Canadian French area is mainly in [[Prescott-Russell]], in the far northeastern section of Eastern Ontario. In this area, the French language is dominant culturally. The Canadian English area is mainly in [[Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry]], [[Leeds-Grenville]], [[Frontenac County]] and [[Lanark County]]. In this area, the English language is dominant culturally. The Ottawa Valley Twang area is mainly in [[Renfrew County]]. In this area, an accent of the English language, called Ottawa Valley Twang is dominant. Often common phrases that are normally two words are pronounced as though there is no space between them (eg. "Good day" is pronounced as "gidday"). ===Climate===
Although Eastern Ontario is situated in Canada, which has a reputation for being very cold, Eastern Ontario is in the "Long Summer/Short Winter" belt of Southern Ontario and Southwestern Quebec, which is the only part of Canada in which the summer is significantly longer than the winter. Summers in Eastern Ontario usually last about 5-6 months long, and winters are about 4-4 1/2 months long. Autumn and spring are very short (especially Autumn).
* December: -5°C/23°F
(Statistics based on temperatures in Eastern Ontario over the course of 2000-2005)
 
==Understand==
===History===
Eastern Ontario was inhabited by several First Nations tribes (most notably the Algonquin,
Haudenosaunee and Wyandot) for thousands of years.
 
European intervention in Eastern Ontario started as early as the 1600s when the French ''voyageurs'' would paddle along the Ottawa River, but actual European settlement in Eastern Ontario didn't first start until the mid-1700s, when the settlement of L'Orignal in what is now [[Prescott-Russell]] was founded.
 
Further European settlement began in the late 1770s and 1780s, with the United Empire Loyalists (groups of Americans who stayed loyal to Britain after the American Revolution) settled along the St. Lawrence River and parts of the Ottawa River.
 
But European settlement inland (away from the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers) didn't start until the first half of the 1800s, when the settlements of [[Russell (Ontario)|Russell]], Saint Augustine-de-Catherine (now [[Embrun (Ontario)|Embrun]]), [[Perth (Ontario)|Perth]] and [[Smiths Falls]] were founded.
 
Eastern Ontario continued to grow throughout the rest of the 1800s and into the 1900s. The past 10 years have seen prosperity in much of Eastern Ontario, most notably in [[Prescott-Russell]] and [[Lanark County]].
 
==Talk==
When it comes to language, Eastern Ontario is divided into three linguistic sub-regions: the Canadian French area, the Canadian English area and the Ottawa Valley Twang area.
 
The Canadian French area is mainly in [[Prescott-Russell]], in the far northeastern section of Eastern Ontario. In this area, the French language is dominant culturally.
 
The Canadian English area is mainly in [[Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry]], [[Leeds-Grenville]], [[Frontenac County]] and [[Lanark County]]. In this area, the English language is dominant culturally.
 
The Ottawa Valley Twang area is mainly in [[Renfrew County]]. In this area, an accent of the English language, called Ottawa Valley Twang is dominant. Often common phrases that are normally two words are pronounced as though there is no space between them (eg. "Good day" is pronounced as "gidday").
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