Facts About Canada

Geography

Located in the northern hemisphere and bordering the United States of America is the nation of Canada. Canada expands a vast distance encompassing six time zones and ranking as the world's second largest country (9 970 610 km2), surpassed only by the Russian Federation. A highly urban population where 77% of the population live in cities and towns. The country is modern and diverse where 13% of the population is based upon an immigrant population. The region is diverse in landscape expanding from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean to up North to the Arctic Ocean. The geography can be as varied as agricultural plains, mountains, rain forests to arctic tundra. Canada is a nation of vast natural resources such as coal, oil, natural gas, diamonds, gold, uranium, however, natural resources importance to the Canadian economy has be changing as high-technology is playing a greater role in the economy.