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Capital: Ottawa                      

Language: English, French

Official Currency:
Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Flag: Canada's flag consists of two vertical red bands with a white squarer in between and an 11-pointed maple leaf at the centre.

Time Diff: Toronto: 10 hrs 30 min behind

Canada’s Population: 34.0 million (2010)

Canada a North American country and the world's second largest country by area, consists of ten provinces and three territories. It extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area.

Canada occupies a major northern portion of North America, sharing the land borders with the contiguous United States to the south and the U.S. state of Alaska to the northwest, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean

Climate: Canada usually enjoys cold and freezing winters. The average winter and summer temperatures vary according to region. While winters can be unusually harsh in the interior and Prairie provinces, it is mild and rainy in coastal British Columbia.

On the east and west coasts, average high temperatures are generally in the low 20s C (70s F), while between the coasts, the average summer high temperature ranges from 25 to 30 C (77 to 86 F), with occasional extreme heat in some interior locations exceeding 40 C (104 F)

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