About Canada

About Canada

Canada is the world's second largest country, after Russia and Canada is slightly larger than United States of America. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. The ten provinces are Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan. The three territories are Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and it is located in Ontario.

Canada is a bilingual nation with both English and French are used as official languages. As well, there are non-official languages that are widely used in Canada such as Chinese, Italian, German, Punjabi, and Spanish. Canada has the total population of 31, 612, 87 and it is a unique country that is very diverse in cultures and ethnicities. As of 2009, the populations of Canadian main major cities are: Toronto 5.377 million; Montreal 3.75 million; Vancouver 2.197 million; Ottawa (capital) 1.17 million; Calgary 1.16 million. In terms of economy, Canada is one of the wealthiest nations in the world with a high per-capita income.

The national holiday is Canada Day on July 1 which is the biggest celebration in Canada to celebrate Canada's birthday. Canada is a beautiful country as it has the most scenic landscapes and very rich in nature and wildlife. It has a huge number of tourist attractions such as The Canadian Rockies, Niagara Falls, Pacific Rim National Park, Cabot Train (Nova Scotia), Baffin Island (Oikiqtaaluk), Vancouver/Victoria, The Prairies, The Rocky Mountaineer, Old Quebec City, Bay of Funday, and Signal Hill. Canada has the highest mountain, Mount Logan, 5, 959 meters (19, 551 ft) high located in Yukon. Additionally, Canada has the largest freshwater island in the world, Manitoulin Island and this island has 108 freshwater lakes.

The Governance

As of August 2011, the Prime Minister of Canada is Stephen Joseph Harper who is also the head of government since February 6th, 2009.

  • Stephen Joseph Harper Prime Minister
    Stephen Joseph Harper