Canada is the second largest country in the world by area, after Russia, with nearly 10 million square kilometers. Canada covers a huge area between the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. The largest Canadian province is Quebec.
In 2019 and for the fourth consecutive year, Canada ranked first among the countries where life is good in terms of quality of life. That same year, it was ranked 3rd best country in the world.
The Canadian motto "from coast to coast" describes Canada perfectly. A huge country, a multicultural nation, Canada is sparsely populated with just 34 million people.
Canada is an industrialized and technologically advanced country, its diversified economy is based mainly on the abundance of its natural resources and on the trade made largely with the United States.
Canada is a democratic constitutional monarchy, whose head of state is a sovereign and the head of government is a Prime Minister. In fact, Canada has a federal parliamentary system, based on British traditions, that is, the federal, provincial and territorial governments share government responsibilities and powers.
The country is made up of ten provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland and Labrador; as well as three territories: the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon..
English and French are the two official languages of the country. The only recognized bilingual province in Canada is New Brunswick. In Quebec, French is the official language of the majority of the inhabitants of the province. In the rest of Canada, English is the language of use. One of the most important symbols of the country is the maple leaf. Formally adopted in 1965, the Canadian flag is made up of a red maple leaf in the center. The other emblem of Canada is certainly the beaver. In the history of the country, the beaver has always had an important place, and was raised to the rank of official emblem of Canada in 1975.