Study in Canada
Canada has evolved from its humble beginning of four provinces at Confederation to a diverse, multicultural democracy of ten provinces and three territories that has earned its place as a world leader in all fields, on earth and in space. In this section, you will find some high level information about Canada.
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west, and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Spanning over 9.9 million square kilometers, Canada is the world's second-largest country in total area, and its common border with the United States is the longest land border in the world.
Canada is a federal state that is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is a bilingual nation with both English and French as official languages at the federal level. One of the world's most highly-developed countries, Canada has a diversified economy that is reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade – particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and close relationship.
|Official language(s)||English and French|
Federal parliamentary representative democracy
|Lower House||House of Commons|
|Area||Total 9,984,670 km (2nd largest)|
|Population||2011 estimate 34,682,000 (35th largest population)|
|GDP (PPP)||2011 estimate
Total $1.391 trillion
Per capita $40,457
|Currency||Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)|
|Time zone||(UTC−3.5 to −8)|
|Date formats||dd-mm-yyyy, mm-dd-yyyy, and yyyy-mm-dd|