After Russia, Canada is the second largest country in the world, but the Canadian population is 33.8 million and this is around one-fifth of the Russian population. The most populated area of Canada is within 200 km of the border with the United States. Around 90 percent of the total Canadian population lives in this area. Canada relies heavily on the trading relationship with the United States and this trading relationship is the largest in the world between two countries. The Canadian capital is Ottawa, but the largest city is Toronto. Canada covers around 9.9 million square kilometers. The two official main languages are English and French. The average life expectation is 79 years for men and 84 years for women. The Canadian dollar is the legal currency.
The main products that Canada exports are automotive products, machinery and equipment, metals, plastics, forestry products, agricultural products, fishing products and energy products.
Interesting fact is that immigration made Canada one of the richest nations in the world but discrimination and racism are a large side effect and most immigrants are coming from the Asian region.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) is the major broadcasting company and was founded in the 1930’s. The CBC broadcasts in French and English. In general the Canadian media are free to express a wide range of opinions and views, but around 35% of the broadcasted programs must be Canadian. Overall there are 2,000 radio stations across Canada and most of them are commercial. The national news agency is the Canadian Press.
The biggest newspapers are;
• The Globe and Mail
• La Presse
• The Toronto Sun
• National Post
• Le Journal de Montreal
• Vancouver Sun
• The Gazette
• The Toronto Star
Canada is part of the Commonwealth and the head of state is the British queen Elizabeth II. The queen is represented by a Governor-General. The main politic streams are Conservatives and Liberals.
Canadian Points of Interest
Tourist will find a wide range of attractions and they are divided in lakes, mountains, parks, resorts, historical sites and much more. A few interesting landmarks are;
• The 533 meter high CN Tower in Toronto is the tallest building in the world
• The Casa Loma in Toronto is a majestic castle in Toronto
• Ontario Palace in Toronto is a large cultural and leisure park
• African Lion Safari in Toronto is an exiting place where you can drive with caged cars through a 50 acres wildlife landscape
• Paramount Canada’s Wonderland in Toronto is the most important amusement park of the country with a lot of attractions and over 60 rides.
• Beaver Trails Canada
• Beechwood Cementary
• Billings Estate Museum
• Bytown Museum
• Canada Agricultural Museum
• Canada Aviation Museum
• Canada Science and Technology Museum
• Canada Country and Golf Club
• Canadian War Museum
• Canadian Tulip Festival
• Niagara Falls
The Canadian Climate
During the summer in most southern regions of Canada high levels of humidity and temperatures of more than 30 degrees Celsius and in the western regions there is much rainfall, but on the prairies there is only 250 to 500 mm of rain per year. In the winter season it is cold in most regions with the coldest regions near the Arctic Circle.