Some interesting Facts on Canada

Canada Facts

 

  • Canada is the second largest country in the world.
  • Canada is a peaceful country with a politically stable democracy.
  • Canada with its official policy of multiculturalism encourages immigrants to preserve their cultural values, language and religion.
  • Canada is the 7th largest economic powerhouse in the world.
  • Canada is a world leader in technology.
  • Canada is world renowned for its peace keeping forces seen around the world.
  • Canadian citizens & new comers to Canada enjoy universal free health care.
  • Canada offers free primary & secondary school education.
  • Canada offers a generous Social Security & Guaranteed Old Age Security Plan for all its people.
  • Canada boasts some of the best universities in the world.
  • Canada can take pride of it’s safe and clean neighborhoods.
  • Canada has a market based free enterprise economy.
  • Canada is bilingual – English & French.

Population:  32,207,113 (July 2003).

Languages:  English official, French official, other.

Political system:  Confederation with parliamentary democracy.

Capital:  Ottawa

Education:  97% literacy rate (1986 est.)

Culture:  British Isles origin 28% ; French origin 23% ; other European 15% ; Amerindian 2% ; other NA ; mostly Asian NA ; African NA ; Arab 6% ; mixed background 26%.

Religions:  Roman Catholic 46% , Protestant 36% , other 18%.

Age structure:  

  • 0-14 years: 18.5% (male:3,052,005; female:2,903,007)
  • 15-64 years: 68.6% (male:11,099,907; female:10,984,903)
  • 65 years and over: 12.9% (male:1,774,262; female:2,393,029)

GDP – per capita:  Purchasing power parity – $29,400 (2002 .est).

Terrain:  Mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast.

Geography:  Second-largest country in world (after Russia); strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route; approximately 85% of the population is concentrated within 300 km of the US border.

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

Provinces and capital cities:  Alberta (Edmonton); British Columbia (Victoria); Manitoba (Winnipeg); New Brunswick (Fredericton); Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John’s); Northwest Territories (Yellowknife); Nova Scotia (Halifax); Nunavut (Iqaluit); Ontario (Toronto); Prince Edward Island (Charlottetown); Québec (Québec); Saskatchewan (Regina); Yukon (Whitehorse).

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