is a vast country, bigger than the United States, bigger than the continent of
Australia. It is in fact one of the world’s largest countries. Its area is
about 10 mln sq km. As Canada extends for thousands of miles from the Arctic
Ocean to the United States and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean,
all kinds of weather conditions and scenery are to be found there. The
population of Canada is 29 mln people. The capital is Ottawa; the main cities
are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.
word Canada comes from one of the Red Indian languages – “Kannata”,
meaning “a number of huts”. Canada is often called the “Land of the
Maple Leaf”. The maple leaf is the national emblem of Canada.
story of Canada goes back over 400 years. The French were the first settlers
to this country. In 1759 Canada became part of the British Empire. In 1931 was
Independence from Britain.
Canada is an independent federative state, consisting of 10 provinces and 2
territories. It is a member of the Commonwealth, headed by the Queen of Great
Britain. The two official languages are English and French. But many other
languages are spoken: Italian, Chinese, German, Polish and Greek.
is a country with a very high standard of living. This country is particularly
advanced in the areas of health, education, social protection and human rights.