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Hull, Quebec (Ville)

Canada is a country in the northern half of North America. It is the 2nd largest country in the world in area, after Russia, and has the longest coastline of any country in the world, being next to the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic Oceans. Canada has the highest mountain range in the whole world. Around 30 million people live in Canada's ten provinces and three territories. Ottawa is the capital of Canada.

Hull is part of the city of Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. It is located on the west bank of the Gatineau River and the north shore of the Ottawa River, directly opposite Ottawa. As part of the Canadian National Capital Region, it contains offices for twenty thousand fonctionnaires or civil servants. Hull is in the Outaouais region and is located within the City of Gatineau; the name Gatineau itself sometimes is more specifically used to refer to a mostly-suburban former city of Gatineau on the opposite side of the Gatineau River.
Hull is located near the confluence of the Gatineau and Ottawa rivers. Navigation beyond Ottawa-Hull on the Ottawa river still remains difficult as watercraft must be removed from the Ottawa River due to obstacles posed by rapids such as the Rapides des Chaudieres or Kettle Rapids.
Hull is the oldest part of all places in the National Capital Region; it was founded in 1800 by Philemon Wright at the head of navigation of the Ottawa river at the portage around the Chaudiere Falls. At that time the location was a remote mosquito-infested wilderness and started out as an agricultural settlement.
Hull now depends primarily on the civil service as an economic mainstay, although two paper mills still retain some industrial facilities on the Ottawa River in the centre of Hull, Quebec. It is also the home to the Casino du Lac Leamy and to the Canadian Museum of Civilization directly opposite Parliament Hill. Hull is also Outaouais's cultural centre.
Hull, Quebec justifiably so, enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers, and is one of the most visited places. It is also said the place of best geographical environment and can trace its origin back to prehistoric times.

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