Originally called Bytown, Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is in the province of Ontario. In 2001, the city of Ottawa merged with its suburbs, primarily Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester and Orleans, to become one municipality. The population as of 2001 is approximately 1,000,000 people.
Some of the notable buildings in Ottawa include the Parliament Buildings, where Canada's government sits; 24 Sussex Drive, the home of the Prime Minister of Canada; and Rideau Hall, the home of the Governor General of Canada. Ottawa also has several museums, including the National Gallery of Canada, Canadian War Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and Canadian Museum of Nature. The Canadian Museum of Civilization is located across the Ottawa River in Hull, Quebec.