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Canada adopted the red maple leaf on its national flag in 1965 With shores in Canada and the USA, Lake Superior is the world's largest freshwater lake in terms of area Canada has the largest coastline in the world (243,792 km) The CN tower in Toronto is the tallest telecommunications tower in the world Canada and the United States share the world's longest undefended border

  Canada Facts & Figures
Latitude and Longitude 57º 00' N, 108º 00' W
Area 9,984,700 km2 km2
Capital Ottawa
Time Zone
Official Name Canada
Currency Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Government Parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy
Legislature Bicameral
Population 33,212,696
Independence Date NA
International Dialing Code 1
ISO Code alpha-3 CA
ISO Code alpha-2 CAN
GDP per Capita (PPP) $40,200
Climate Type Arctic, Temperate and Subarctic
Major Language(s) Chinese, English (official), French (official), German, Italian
Major Ethnic Groups Amerindian, British Isles origin, French origin, other European
Major Religious Groups Christian (Roman Catholic, Protestant), Muslim
Administrative Divisions 10 Provinces and 3 Territories
Neighbouring Countries United States
Major Industries Mining, Tourism, Automobiles, Metal works, Chemical, Fisheries, Timber based industries, Aeronautics
Natural Resources Coal, Copper, Gold, Iron ore, Lead, Natural gas, Nickel, Oil, Potash, Silver, Timber, Hydelpower