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CANAD
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Motto: "A Mari Usque Ad
Mare" (Latin)
"From Sea to Sea"

FAST FACTS








OFFICIAL NAME: Canada
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Federal parliamentary state
CAPITAL: Ottawa
POPULATION: 34,834,841
OFFICIAL COMMON LANGUAGES: English, French,
(Chinese)
MONEY: Canadian dollar
AREA: 3,849,674 square miles (9,970,610 square
kilometers)
MAJOR MOUNTAIN RANGES: Rockies, Coast, Laurentian
MAJOR RIVERS: St. Lawrence, Mackenzie

FLAG OF CANADA

Canadian Maple Leaf
Flag

MAP OF CANADA
Canada is the
world's secondlargest country by
total area and
the fourth-largest
country by land
area.

LOCATION AND
GEOGRAPHY
Located in the northern portion of the continent of North
America, extending, in general, from the 49th parallel
northward to the islands of the Arctic Ocean. Its eastern
and western boundaries are the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
respectively. The easternmost portion of the country is a
riverine and maritime environment, consisting of the
provinces of Newfoundland, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince
Edward Island, and New Brunswick. The central portion of
the country, in its southern areas, is primarily boreal forest (the provinces of Ontario and Quebec). A section of the
country westward made up mostly of flat grasslands (in the
provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta).

ORIGIN
The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence
Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or
"settlement". In the 17th and early 18th
centuries, "Canada" referred to the part of New
France that lay along the St. Lawrence River. In
1791, the area became two...

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