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Ontario is the province in Canada that contains both Toronto and Ottawa, the largest city and the capital city in Canada, respectively.


The name Ontario is believed to be derived from Ontarí:io, a Huron (Wyandot) word meaning "great lake", or possibly skanadario, which means "beautiful water" in the Iroquoian languages. Ontario contains around 250,000 freshwater lakes.

Ontario was one of the first provinces to join the Confederation of Canada on July 1, 1867, along with Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. It's usually separated into Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario, due the majority of the population and arable land being located in Southern Ontario.