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Canada is a North American country stretching from the U.S. in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. Major cities include massive Toronto, west coast film centre Vancouver, French-speaking Montréal and Québec City, and capital city Ottawa. Canada's vast swaths of wilderness include lake-filled Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains. It's also home to Niagara Falls, a famous group of massive waterfalls.

Languages: English (official) 58.7%, French (official) 22%, Punjabi 1.4%, Italian 1.3%, Spanish 1.3%, German 1.3%, Cantonese 1.2%, Tagalog 1.2%, Arabic 1.1%, other 10.5% (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Canadians 21.6%, English 14.1%, French 10.6%, Scottish 10.1%,Irish 9.3%, German 6.8%, Italian 3.1%, Chinese 2.9%, Native American 2.7%, Ukrainian 2.6%

Belief Systems: Christian 67.3%, no religion 23.9%, other 8.1%

Population: 35.3 million people (World Rank: 39th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 10.1 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 229th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.92 %/yr (World Rank: 136th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 81.5 years (World Rank: 16th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.7 years (World Rank: 26th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Canada

Country Profile for Canada
United Nations


Canada - General Information

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Canada
All about Canada as a tourism destination

Niagara Falls
Collection of three waterfalls at the Canada-U.S. border

Canada's most populated city

Maritime provinces holding beautiful scenery and impressive tides

National Aboriginal Day
Events celebrating the contributions of the Aboriginal people of Canada

See the wildlife in Churchill and view the northern lights

Signal Hill National Historic Site
Historical site where the last battle of the Seven Years' War was fought

Baniff National Park
Canada's oldest national park in the Rocky Mountains

Canada Language Resources:

Learn English Online
Free online resource to learn English

Learn French
Online resource for learning French

Study in Canada
Information for studying in Canada

Government Related:

Canadian Embassy
in Washington D.C.

Canadian Government Websites
by Gunnar Anzinger

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