The Country of Canada

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The Country of Canada

The Country ofCanada

GeographyCanada has a very large and diverse range of geographic features. Canada is divided into 10 provinces and 2 territories. Canada stretches from the Pacific Ocean on the west, to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Northern Canada reaches into the Arctic Circle, while southern Canada stretches below the northern points of the United States. Canada has a very small population, 28 million people, for its geographic size. Much of Canada is still wilderness, cover by forests. The Rocky Mountains cover a major part of western Canada -- British Columbia, the Yukon Territory, and the western part of Alberta.West-central Canada is mostly prairie, consisting of large grain farms. Fishing BoatsThe east-central part of Canada are the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. These are major population and industrial areas. The Maritime provinces on the east coast rely very heavily on the Atlantic Ocean for their way of life.

Culture/ReligionThroughout Canada's history, its culture has been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French, and by its own indigenous cultures.In Canada the principal religion is Christianity; as recently as the 1971 census, almost 90% of the population claimed adherence. In the 2011 census, 39% of Canadians identified themselves as Roman Catholic and 27% as Protestant.

Climate/Involvement In WWIICanada's climate varies wildly based on geography, from perma-frost in the north to four distinct seasons towards the equator. In this region the temperature can climb up to 35 degrees Celsius in the summer and descend to a chilly -25 degrees Celsius during winter.The Second World War officially began on 1 September 1939, with the German invasion of Poland. Britain and France declared war on the Nazi Third Reich, 2 days later, on 3 September 1939. 7 days later, on 10 September 1939, Canada likewise declared war on Germany, the country's first independent declaration of war and the beginning of Canada's participation in the largest combined national effort in its history. By the war's end, over 1 million citizens would serve in military uniform (out of a prewar population of 11 million) and Canada would possess the 4th-largest air force and 5th-largest naval surface fleet in the world. Originally it was thought that Canada had the 3rd-largest navy in the world, but with the fall of the Soviet Union new data based on Japan and the USSR came to light and it was found to be incorrect

HistoryCanada is a country built upon the many qualities of its people in combination with the natural landscape of geography. Many of the great stories which can be told about the countries history, heritage and culture are set against the backdrop of giant settings such as the Canadian Shield, the Atlantic Coast, the Rocky Mountains, the Arctic and during the presence of giant men and women who shaped events. French Canadians are a major North American ethnic group of Canadian citizens who trace their French ancestry from the descendants of colonists from France who arrived in New France Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, French Canadians constitute the main French-speaking population of Canada, accounting for about 22% of the total population of that country


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