Canada Nature & Economy

Location: Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north
Population: 35,025,000 (2013 est.)
Languages: English, French (both official)
Land Area: 9984670 km2
Capital: Ottawa
Main cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Kitchener
GDP: $1.827 trillion (2013 est.)
Monetary unit: Canadian dollar
Exports: $403 billion f.o.b. (2014 est.)
Exports - commodities: motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminum
Exports - partners: US 82.3%, UK 2.2%, Japan 2.1% (2006)
Imports: $399.5 billion f.o.b. (2014 est.)
Imports - commodities: machinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods
Imports - partners: US 55.1%, China 8.7%, Mexico 4% (2006)
Land use:
arable land: 4.57%
permanent crops: 0.65%
other: 94.78% (2005)
Natural resources: iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydropower




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