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Canada is located in the north of the North American Continent, with a population of 34,300,083, making it the 36th
largest national population. Its capital is
Ottawa and its largest city is Toronto with a total population of 2,615,060.
The country encompasses 9,984,670 square kilometers making it the 2nd largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Arctic Ocean, Baffin Bay, Labrador Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, United States of America, North
Pacific Ocean and Beaufort Sea.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity
and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General David Johnston who is
appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister for a five-year term. Prime Minister Stephen Joseph
Harper is recognized as the Head of Government and achieves that status following legislative elections, where the
leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition in the House of Commons is automatically designated
prime minister by the governor general. Its form of government is a Constitutional Monarchy with a parliamentary
democracy federation and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 12th of April 1982.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are English, French and Other. It counts among its major religions
Roman Catholic, Protestant, other Christian, Muslim, other and none. As sources of mass communication it has 245
AM, 582 FM, 6 Short Wave and 80 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Mount Logan, its highest point at 5,959 meters and Atlantic Ocean, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterway is Saint Lawrence Seaway, which measures 3,709 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are transportation equipment,
Chemicals, processed/unprocessed minerals, Food products, wood and paper products, fish products and petroleum
and natural gas. Its official currency is Canadian dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Canada. Canada is an Indian word meaning Big Village.
Banff National Park
in British Columbia
An Inuit girl in Nunavut
in traditional dress
Royal Canadian
Mounted Policeman
better known as
Mounties
A  lighthouse in
Nova Scotia
Quebec City -
they speak French
here
Avonlea in Prince
Edward Isle- Home of
Anne of Green Gables
Snow covered Nova
Scotia village
Ontario Parliament
Building
Canadian wolves at
the Calgary Zoo
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CANADA
Updated 15 August 2012
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.3% (2009 est.)

68,000

less than 1,000
Parliament Hill in
Ottawa- Canada's
capital city
Mount Logan-
Canada's highest point
in the Yukon Territory
Saint Lawrence
Seaway- Canada's
principle waterway
Toronto- Canada's
largest city
St. John's
Newfoundland on the
North Atlantic Ocean-
Canada's lowest and
easternmost point
Vancouver, British
Columbia on Canada's
Pacific Coast
Alert on Ellesmere
Island in Nunavut-
Canada's
northernmost
settlement
Hudson Bay in
Canada's northeast
MacKenzie Valley in
Ivvavik National Park
Yukon Territory-
Canada's westernmost
point on the border
with Alaska
Maple Syrup- the
unofficial "national
dish" of Canada
North Pole- Canada
and Earth's
northernmost point
Poutine- a ubiquitous
Canadian dish of
french fries, cheese
curds and brown gravy
Windsor in Ontario-
Canada's
southernmost point on
the border with Detroit,
Michigan
Winnipeg in Manitoba
Aurora Borealis over
Yellowknife in the
Northwest Territories