Canada Facts

Canada Facts

Canada is a country in North America consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean. See below for more information and facts about Canada.

Capital
Ottawa

Population
31,592,805 (July 2001 est.)

Area
9,976,140 sq km, slightly larger than the US

Location
Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west,
and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US

Government
Confederation with parliamentary democracy

Money
Canadian dollar (CAD)

Climate
Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north

Languages
English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5%

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