Location, Location, Location: Canada is located in the northern region of the North American continent, bordering the contiguous United States to its south. The region consists mostly of wide plains, with mountains in the west and lowlands in the southeast.
Weather: The climate varies from temperate in the south to subarctic in the north.
Population: As of July 2009 Canada’s population was estimated at 33,487, 208, which ranked 39th in the world.
Size Matters: Canada is the second largest country in the world, with a total area of 9,984,670 sq km. Can you name the largest country? Answer: Russia.
Government: Canada is governed as a parliamentary democracy and is divided into ten provinces and three federal territories.
Cities: In terms of population, Canada’s five largest cities are Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa and Edmonton, respectively; Ottawa is also the national capital.
Business Environment: Historically a rural-based economy, Canada has developed considerable manufacturing, mining and services industries in recent times. Canada was ranked the 8th best country for business in a 2009 Doingbusiness.com ranking.
K-12 Education: Canada ranked 2nd of 17 peer countries in a 2008 Conference Board of Canada Ranking.
College Education: According to US News and World Reports 2008 Canadian college rankings, the top five colleges in the country are McGill University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta and the University of Montreal, respectively.
Did You Know? Friends Forever: Canada’s southern border with the United States is the longest undefended international border in the world.
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