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The name Canada is believed to come from the Indian word Kanata, meaning ‘”village” or ”community”. This fact alone shows that the native population of the country consisted mostly of Indian tribes.
Canada is the world’s second largest country after Russia and the largest country in the Western Hemisphere. Six distinct time zones Some part is beyond the Arctic Circle
Maple leaf – the most important symbol of the country The capilal is Ottawa Its currency is the Canadian dollar
The southern areas are populated as it is moderate climate there. The north is characterized by very long, cold winters and cool summer months. The most humid areas are in the west, where winds from the Pacific Ocean bring a lot of rain.
The population of Canada is over 30 million, about 80% of which live in the south. About three quarters of population live in towns and cities.
Quebec Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories, Each with its own capital city. French Canadians are mostly concentrated in the province of Quebec. They have kept not only their language, but also their own culture.
Forests cover about half of Canada. They are the basis for such important industries such as lumbering and paper production. Forests also give home to deer and caribou, squirrels, minks, skunks, mooses, beavers, black bears and other animals.
Canada is a constitutional monarchy Elizabeth II, Queen of England, is also Canada’s Queen and sovereign of a number of realms. The Queen is the head of state, and is represented in Canada by the governor-general.
the Queen the Senate Legislative power Parliament the House of Commons 104 appointed members prime minister and about 300 elected members Liberal Party Progressive Conservative Party New Democratic Party
Education Each of the provinces and territories administers its own educational system. Schools are operated by local education authorities . Elementary schooling 6-8 years Secondary Schooling 3-5 years Colleges Universities The University of Toronto