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Universities : About Canada

Canada

  • The United States of America—commonly referred to as the United States, the U.S., the USA, or America—is a constitutional federal republic comprising fifty states and a federal district. The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south.
  • Canadians place great importance on learning, and have developed a first-rate education system with high standards.
  • The country spends more on education (as a percentage of GDP) compared to the OECD average, and is the second highest among G-8 countries.

Land

Canada is the second-largest country in the world, with a variety of landforms and an abundance of diverse natural resources.

Government

Canada is a democratic constitutional monarchy. Every act of government is passed in the name of the Queen, but the authority for every act flows from the Canadian people.

Economy

Canada's economy includes primary, secondary and tertiary economic activities, importing and exporting of goods and services and global trade connections.

Capital Cities of Canada

There are 14 capital cities in Canada - for e.g Edmorton, Victoria, Winnipeg and Fredericton the national capital is Ottawa.

Spoken languages of Canada

English and French are recognized by the Constitution of Canada as "official languages The five most widely-spoken non-official languages are Chinese ,Spanish, Italian and Arabic. Aboriginal languages, many of which are unique to Canada, are spoken by less than one percent of the population, and are mostly in decline.

Religion in Canada

Canada has no official religion. The preamble to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms mentions "God" but no specific beliefs are specified. However, most people report they are Christians.

Currency

The Canadian dollar, denoted by CAD or C¢, is the official currency of Canada. One hundred cents (¢) add up to one Canadian dollar.

Time Difference

India is 9.5 hours ahead of toronto, canada.

Climate

Canada's climate is not as cold all year around as some may believe. In winter, temperatures fall below freezing point throughout most of Canada. During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high levels of humidity and temperatures that can surpass 30 degrees Celsius regularly.

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