:: AMERICAS - Canada

Capital: Ottawa

Total Population (million): 32.976
Annual growth rate: 0.7939622%
Density: 3.580187inhab./km²
Urban population: 80.22%
Ethnic Origins: Originally British and French. Nevertheless, the successive waves of immigrants from many different countries have considerably diversified the ethnic make up of Canada. The distribution of immigrants in Canada in % is: United States 2.6%, other parts of the Americas 9.1%, Europe 16.4%, Africa 10.5%, Asia 60.5%, Oceania 0.8%.
Official Language: There are 2 official languages, English and French.
Other languages spoken: Chinese is the third most widely spoken language in Canada. More than 100 different languages were declared when an inventory was made of mother tongues. The list includes: German, Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch, Polish, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.
Business language: English is used most. All government departments must be bilingual in English and French.
Religion: Catholics 43.2%, Protestants 29.2%, Orthodox Christians 3.2%, Atheists 16.2%, Muslims 2%, Jews 1.1%, Budhists 1%, Hindus 1%, Sikhs 0.9%.
Country overview
Area: 9984670 km²
Type of State: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and federation.
Type of economy: High-income economy, OECD member, G8 member
The second largest country in the world; the leading producer of zinc and uranium; a major importer of agricultural products.

Telephone code:
To call from Canada, dial 011
To call in Canada, dial 1
Internet suffix:
Computers: 69.8
Telephone lines: 98.9
Internet users: 67.89
Access to electricity: n.c.



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