Laval is a region in the southern part of Quebec, Canada that was integrated into the city in 1965. Laval was created by the merger of fourteen other municipalities that include Chomedy, Laval-des-Rapides, Duvernay, Point-Viau, Saint-Rose, Auteuil, Fabreville, Îles-Laval, Laval-sur-le-lac, Sainte- Dorothée, Saint François, Saint Vincent-de-paul and Vimont. Laval is actually the third largest city in Quebec and over time has grown tremendously. To the South of Laval is Rivière des Prairie and to the North is Rivière fed Milles Isles. These two rivers are actually an extension of the Ottawa rover which flows into the Saint Lawerence River below Montreal.