Canada Overview

Country Profile

Canada is located in northern North America and covers an area of 9,984,700 square kilometers, making it the second largest country in the world. It has a population of 31.66 million, of whom 42% are of British origin, and, 26.7% are of French origin. The primary religions are Protestantism and Catholicism, and English and French are both official languages. The currency is the Canadian dollar and the capital is Ottawa.

Canada National Flag

The Canadian flag is comprised of two red vertical strips at either end, separate by an expanse of white, in which there is a red maple leaf. The two strips of red symbolize the Pacific and Atlantic and the white depicts the snow covered soil of Canada. The Maple is Canada’s national tree, and so the maple leaf is the national symbol.

Canada Country Flag

History Summary

The original inhabitants were the Indians and Inuit, but in the 16th century the country became a British colony. In 1867 British Canadian province of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia into a federal, Britain became the first dominion. Since then, other provinces joined the Federation. In 1926, the United Kingdom recognized Canada’s “equal status,” and the country gained diplomatic independence, and in 1951 became a member of the Commonwealth, whilst remaining under the British Parliament’s equal legislative powers.

Economy and Culture Overview

Canada’s economy is highly developed, with the primary industries being mining, wood processing, paper making, and the main electric power industry. They also export lumber and pulp to the rest of the world, and has sizeable automotive, textile, chemical, food, machinery, shipbuilding, and metallurgy industries. The country’s production of nickel, zinc, platinum, asbestos, uranium, gold, cadmium, iron, and gypsum is amongst the highest in the world.
Canada’s large-scale agricultural production, high technology, and food production per capita ranks first in the world. The main crops are wheat, flax, corn, and potatoes, and the country also possesses favorable conditions for fishery production, with the Atlantic coast southeast of Newfoundland, known as the “Big Beach,” providing world-famous fishing grounds. Canada also has abundant forest, mineral, and water resources.
Canada’s landscape is adorned with the maple, with the provinces of Quebec and Ontario particular beautiful. The most famous is the “sugar maple,” which produces syrup which in turn can be used to make toffee. From May to April each year, the annual “Maple Syrup Festival” is held.

Toronto Tower – Canada’s National Tower

The Toronto Tower is the highest man-made scenic spot in the world. Standing on the northern shore of Lake Five in Toronto, the tower is also known as the Canadian National Tower. Its height is around 553 meters, with the viewing deck – known as the “space deck” – standing at an impressive 446 meters high Taki triangle, bottom-up sub-surface layer of the tower, castle in the air, space antenna tower deck and 4 parts. The tower has four high speed elevators which are transparent on three sides. European and American architects have recognized the tower as a world class architectural masterpiece.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is located only 50 kilometers of the Niagara River, and divides Canada from the United States. Surging river flows through the Niagara escarpment, forming one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. The Great Falls is 675 meters wide at the top, making it the world’s widest waterfall. The water drops down 54 meters, and the maximum flow rate is 2,830 cubic meters per second. His head and looked like a waterfall pouring Tianshui, makes startling. During the winter, freezing a giant ice collision with each other, rushed to flow cliff Department, somersault roll, for a time, ever changing, the formation of icefall, called Places.

Alberta Dinosaur Provincial Park

The Alberta Dinosaur Provincial Park is located in the southwest corner of Alberta, by the Red Deer river, near the town of Brooks. From 1910 to 1917, a number of paleontologists excavated more than 300 dinosaur skeletons from an area of 24 kilometers. The bones found were from over 60 different species of dinosaur, making the Red Deer River area the world’s most concentrated fossil area. Dinosaur fossils, unearthed by the world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Stumberg, were replicated, with the models remaining in the Park for display.

Canada Map

Canada Map

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