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Welcome to Canada, our big neighbor to the north! The second largest country in the world, Canada has a lot in common with the United States, including a 5,526-mile border. Read on to learn many unique facts about Canadian culture.

Official Name: Canada


Size: 3,855,103 square miles (9,984,670 square kilometers). It is the second-largest country in the world. Only Russia is bigger.


Population:  34,030,589 as of July 2011


Population Under Age 15: 15.7%


Capital: Ottawa


Official Languages: English and French


Currency: Canadian dollar


Literacy: 99%


Climate: Temperate in the south, subarctic and arctic in the north


Agriculture Products: Wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, fish, forest products


Industries: transportation equipment, chemicals, minerals, food products, wood and paper products, fish products, petroleum and natural gas


Products: Wheat, barley, fish, dairy, motor vehicles and parts, oil, machinery, natural gas, aluminum and electricity. Canada is the world's largest exporter of forest products.

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