Ontario is divided into three geographic regions. The northern region is formed by the Canadian Shield and contains two thirds of the land mass and less than 6% of the population. The Canadian Shield is covered in boreal forests, bogs and further south in pine, spruce and aspen forests. The Hudson Bay Lowlands is another geographic area that is located in the far north around Hudson Bay. The area was named, after the famous English explorer, Henry Hudson, when he landed in 1611 while trying to find a passage to Asia for the Dutch East India Company. Scattered across the landscape of Ontario are over 250,000 lakes making it an outdoor paradise. The southern border of Ontario known as the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence Valley and includes several of the Great Lakes which are located along the southern border of Ontario: Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Superior. It is this southern area where 95% of the population of Ontario is located. Ontario is also home to the nation's capital, Ottawa.
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