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C A N A D A
Canada is a massive land, and the second largest country on the planet. It geographically and politically separates itself into (10) provinces and (3) territories, each with an individual capital city.
Stretching across 6 times zones, it's home to vast mountain ranges, over two million lakes and dozens of important rivers.
Canada has 39 national parks, over 1,000 provincial parks and nearly 50 territorial parks.
From its vast wilderness areas and frontier towns, to the Great Lakes and the modern cities of the south, Canada presents one of the most unique destinations on the planet.
The stylish red maple leaf has been the national symbol of Canada for over 150 years. Red and white are the official colors of Canada, proclaimed by King George V in 1921.
Facts and Figures
Official Name Canada
Population 31,720,240 (35 out of 192)
People British descent, French descent, Italian descent, aboriginal peoples, plus significant minorities of Irish, German, Ukrainian, Dutch, Greek, Polish and Chinese descent
Capital City Ottawa (852,100)
Languages English (official), French (official)
Official Currency Canadian Dollar
Religions Catholic 46%, Protestant 36%, others
Land Area 9,220,970 sq km (2 out of 192)
Latitude/Longitude (Ottawa) 45° 42' N, 75° 71' W
Highest Point Mount Logan, 5,959 m
Weather Overview Canada has four distinct seasons, although their arrival times vary across the country. The single most significant factor in climate is latitude. As a rule of thumb, it gets colder the further north you go, so it's no accident that the warmest areas in the south are also the most populated. The western and eastern coasts are both very wet, though much of the rain falls during winter. In Saskatchewan, Manitoba and eastern Alberta the prairies are fairly dry all year. Canadian winters are long and hard: in more than two-thirds of the country, the average January temperature is a shivering -18°C. July and August are the warmest months, when temperatures in the south are usually in the upper 20°C.