There are seven continents in the world. Each one is unique. North
America is one of these continents. The country of Canada is part of the North
The geography of Canada is spectacular. Canada is the official name of
the country. The borders of Canada include the Unites States of America, the
Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. The total square
kilometers in Canada are 9,984,670. This means Canada is slightly larger than
the United States. The country’s capital is Ottawa.
Other interesting facts about Canada’s geography include its terrain and
natural resources. The lowest point in Canada is the Atlantic Ocean at zero
meters above sea level. The highest point is Mount Logan at 5,959 meters
above sea level. Canada’s abundant natural resources include iron ore, nickel,
zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber,
wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas and hydropower. Canada is the second
largest country in the world.
The people who live in Canada are called Canadians. The population of
the country is 33,390,141 as of July 2007. The average life expectancy is about
eighty years. The main languages spoken in Canada are English and French.
The literacy rate, the ability of someone fifteen years or older to read and write, is
Canadians enjoy sports and other leisure time activities. The most
popular sport in Canada is hockey. Another favorite activity for this country is a
game called curling. Two teams are needs to play this game. It involves sliding a
large ”stone” on ice in the hopes of it coming to rest on the bull’s eye of a target.
The team with the most points wins.
The foods Canadians enjoy are very similar to Americans with a few
exceptions. French fries are eaten with gravy or salt and vinegar. Residents
close to the Atlantic Ocean enjoy seafood, especially lobsters. In Newfoundland
citizens find cod tongue and cheeks tasty.
The schools in Canada are quite similar to the United States. Students
begin school at the age of six and usually attend classes through twelfth grade.
In Quebec, students who speak English as their main language go to an English
speaking school. All other students, including immigrants, attend French
The economy of Canada plays a major role in the life of all its citizens. The
currency used in Canada is called the Canadian dollar.
Manufacturing is one part of the economy of Canada. The main items
made my humans and machines include transportation equipment, chemicals,
processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper products,
fish products, petroleum and natural gas.
Another area that supports the Canadian economy is agriculture. Farmers
raise wheat, barley, fruits and vegetables. Other agricultural products include
oilseed, tobacco, forest products, fish and dairy products.
Exports provide a great source of revenue to Canada. The country’s main
exports include motor vehicles and parts, industry machinery, aircraft,
telecommunications equipment, chemicals, plastics, fertilizers, wood pulp, timber,
crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity and aluminum. The main countries
Canada trades with are the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan.
Imports are also important to the economy of Canada. Imports include
and equipment, motor vehicles, crude oil, chemicals, electricity and durable
consumer goods. The main import partners are the United States, Mexico and
The people, geography and economy of Canada make it an interesting
country to study.