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Canada Introduction

A Short Background

Canada is the second largest country in the world. Only Russia has a greater land area. Canada extends across the continent of North America, from Newfoundland on the Atlantic coast to British Columbia on the Pacific coast. More than 27 million people live in Canada.

About 75 per cent of them live within 150 kilometres of Canada's southern border. Much of the rest of Canada is uninhabited or thinly populated because the country has rugged terrain and a severe climate.

A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, from 1867 on Canada has enjoyed de facto independence while retaining, even to the present day, certain formal ties to the British crown.

Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border.

Its paramount political problem continues to be the relationship of the province of Quebec, with its French-speaking residents and unique culture, to the remainder of the country

1UpTravel's Guide to Canada

Topography of Canada - Read more about the geography and topography of Canada

History of Canada - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Canada

Life & People of Canada - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Canada

Local Cuisine of Canada - Find out delicious local cuisines of Canada

Holidays in Canada - Check out a list of the local holidays in Canada

Festivals in Canada - Learn about the festivals in Canada

Embassies of Canada - Provides an Embassy database for Canada

Administration facts of Canada - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Canada

Newstands in Canada - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Canada

Attractions in Canada - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Canada

Maps of Canada - Discover a detailed map of Canada

Map Database of Canada - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Canada

Flags of Canada - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Canada. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Canada - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Canada

Shopping in Canada - Find out the best places for shopping in Canada

Restaurants in Canada - Browse a list of eat-outs in Canada

Geography of Canada - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Canada

People of Canada - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Canada

Government and Politics in Canada - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Canada.

Economy of Canada - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Canada

Communications in Canada - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Canada

Transportation in Canada - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Canada

Military of Canada - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Canada

Transnational Issues of Canada - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Canada


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