World's second largest country.
Lies between latitudes 41 degrees and 83 degrees north and longitudes 54 degrees and 141 degrees west.
Bounded on east by Atlantic Ocean, on southwest by Pacific Ocean and on north by Arctic.
Great diversity of terrain includes:
83 peaks over 3000 metres in Yukon, Alberta (Rocky Mountains) and British Columbia; vast ocean inlet of Hudson Bay;
numerous large lakes;
St. Lawrence and Mackenzie river systems in east and northwest respectively;
hilly Appalachian-Acadian region;
undulating low plateau of Canadian Shield north of St. Lawrence-Great Lakes lowland;
prairies in interior; and;
plateau-like Arctic Archipelago.
Location: North America
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Ottawa
Main Cities: Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver
Area [sq.km]: 9,976,140
Languages: English, French (both official)
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant
O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons' command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free;
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land,
Glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! Terre de nos aieux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'epee,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une epopee
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur de foi trempee,
Protegera nos foyers et nos droits,
Protegera nos foyers et nos droits.