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   Canada

Introduction:
A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across an unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care and education services, as well as responding to separatist concerns in predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.


Official name: Canada
Capital: name: Ottawa
geographic coordinates: 45 25 N, 75 42 W
time difference: UTC-5 (same time as Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
note: Canada is divided into six t
Government type: constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation
Population: 33,390,141 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%
Official Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Current Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates
Historical Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates
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Currency code: CAD
Area: total: 9,984,670 sq km
land: 9,093,507 sq km
water: 891,163 sq km
Climate: varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north


Map of Canada
map of Canada


Facts at a Glance: Geography - People - Government - Economy - Communications - Transportation - Military - Climate - Current Time - Ranking Positions - Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates
Notes and Commentary: Government and Political Conditions - Relations with U.S.



Facts at a Glance
Geography
People
Government
Economy
Communications
Transportation
Military
Climate
Current Time
Ranking Positions
Canadian Dollar Exchange Rates


Notes and Commentary
Government and Political Conditions
Relations with U.S.





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