Total Population (million): 32.976
Annual growth rate: 0.7939622%
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
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
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%,
Area: 9984670 kmÂ²
Type of State: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and
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.
To call from Canada, dial 011
To call in Canada, dial 1
Internet suffix: .ca.qc.com
Telephone lines: 98.9
Internet users: 67.89
Access to electricity: n.c.