Canada is situated on the north of Northern America, washed by the Atlantic Ocean in the east, the Pacific Ocean in the west. In the south and in the north Canada borders with the USA. It is a land of vast distances and rich natural resources. Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867. Canada's territory is the world's second largest country, surpassed in size only by Russia. It includes many islands, notably the Canadian Arctic Islands
Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south. It is an important producer, and its major cities, such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa are centers of commerce and industry. Canada is very rich in forest, minerals and fur-bearing animals. It holds the first place in the world in the amount of forests. It is rich in the following natural resources: non-ferrous metals, uranium, oil, natural gas, coal.
The climate of Canada varies from temperate in the south to subarctic and arctic in the north. The highest Canadian point is Mount Logan. The population of Canada is about 36 million people. There are two state languages: English and French.
Most of Canada's inhabitants live in the southern part of the country and vast areas of the north are sparsely inhabited.
The government type is confederation with parliamentary democracy. The capital of Canada is Ottawa.
Canada became independent from the United Kingdom on July, 1, 1867. Legal system is based on the English common law, except in Quebec, where civil law system based on the French law prevails.
French-speaking Canadians maintain their language, culture, and traditions, and the federal government follows the policy of a bilingual and bicultural nation. The largest religious community in Canada is Roman Catholic. Nearly half of Canadians who are Roman Catholic live in Quebec. Of the Protestant denominations in Canada the largest is the United Church of Canada, followed by the Anglican Church of Canada.
1. What is the capital of Canada?
2. What is the area of Canada?
3. Where is Canada situated?
4. What is Canada rich in?
5. What is the population of Canada?
6. What are the most important cities?
7. What are Canada’s largest ports?
8. What are the largest lakes in Canada?
9. What mountains are there in Canada?
10. What are the longest rivers?
11. What is the largest island in the north of Canada?
12. What kind of state is Canada?
13. How many provinces and territories does it consist of?
14. What houses does the Federal Parliament consist of?
15. What are Canada’s main agricultural products?

1. Over 36 million people.
2. The Rocky Mountains.
3. Wheat, meat, some kinds of fruit and dairy products.
4. The Great Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie and Ontario, Great Bear Lake, Great Slave Lake and Lake Winnipeg.
5. Ottawa.
6. Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Quebec.
7. The Senate and the House of Commons.
8. Metal ores, oil and gas.
9. Nearly 10 million square kilometres.
10. The Mackenzie, Yukon, St. Lawrence River.
11. Vancouver, Montreal, Halifax.
12. A federal state and a member of the Commonwealth.
13. In the northern part of the North American continent.
14. Baffin Island.
15. Ten provinces and two territories.

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