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flag Canada Canada: Introduction

Capital: Ottawa

Population

Total Population: 35,158,304
Natural Increase: 1.2%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 81.5%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Toronto (5,100,000); Montreal (3,636,000); Vancouver (2,120,000); Ottawa (1,131,000); Calgary (1,080,000); Edmonton (1,035,000); Québec (717,000).
Ethnic Origins: Originally British and French. Nevertheless, the successive waves of immigrants from many different countries have considerably diversified the ethnic makeup of Canada. The distribution of immigrants in Canada is: United States 2.6%, other parts of the Americas 9.1%, Europe 16.4%, Africa 10.5%, Asia 60.5%, Oceania 0.8%.
Official Language: There are 2 official languages, English and French.
Other Languages Spoken: Chinese is the third most widely spoken language in Canada. More than 100 different languages were declared when an inventory was made of mother tongues. The list includes: German, Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch, Polish, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
Business Language(s): English is used most. All government departments must be bilingual in English and French.
Religion: Catholics 43.2%, Protestants 29.2%, Orthodox Christians 3.2%, Atheists 16.2%, Muslims 2%, Jews 1.1%, Buddhists 1%, Hindus 1%, Sikhs 0.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa
It is %T:%M %A In Edmonton, Calgary
It is %T:%M %A In Whitehorse, Vancouver

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)



Country Overview

Area: 9,984,670 km²
Type of State: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and federation.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member.
The second largest country in the world; the leading producer of zinc and uranium; a major importer of agricultural products.
HDI*: 0.902/1
HDI (World Rank): 8/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Canada, Dial 011
To Make a Call to Canada, Dial 1
Internet Suffix: .ca
.qc.com
Computers: 94.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 51.9 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 86.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 329,905402,690463,410474,910474,350
Exports of Goods (million USD) 316,724387,481452,131454,794458,139
Imports of Services (million USD) 77,57995,159104,359105,151104,922
Exports of Services (million USD) 57,47671,95678,21777,53177,789

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

 
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