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Formal Name Canada
Capital Ottawa, Ontario
Administrative (provinces) Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan
Administrative (territories) Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, Nunavut
Official Language English, French
Currency Canadian dollars (CAD)
Dialling Code +1 (+city code + local number)
Emergency number 911
6 Time Zones Newfoundland Time Zone, Atlantic Time Zone, Eastern Time (EST), Central Time Zone, Mountain Time Zone, Pacific Time Zone
Times UTC/GMT -3h30 to -8h00
Daylight Savings Time (DST) Second Sunday in March (forward by one hour) to first Sunday in November (back by one hour)
Units of Measure Both the Metric system and a variant of the Imperial system (Canadian Units) are in use
Electricity 120 volts - 60Hz AC
(and administration)
Constitutional monarchy, Federal structure. Responsibilities divided between federal government and the ten provinces. Government is led by the Prime Minister
Population 33,8 million (July 2010)
Expat Population Estimated over 500,000
Climate Temperate in the south, to subarctic and arctic in the north
Land Surface 9,984,670 sq Km
Coastline 202,080 Km
Canadian Flag Canadian Flag


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