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Canada

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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