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National Anthem:
O Canada

Flag:
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Area:
9,975,000 sq km (3.9 million sq miles)

Population:
31,050,700 (Canada is still growing, but population increases are largely been due to immigration, as Canada has a very low birth rate.)

Capital City:
Ottawa

People:
British descent (40%), French descent (25%), German descent (3%), Aboriginal peoples (4%), plus significant minorities of Italian, Ukrainian, Dutch, Greek, Polish and Chinese descent

Official Languages:
English and French

Largest Island:
Baffin (N.W.T.), 507,451 km2

Longest River:
Mackenzie, 4241 km

Largest Lake:
Huron (Ont.). Area in Canada: 36,001 km2. (Total area of the lake, including U.S. area: 59,570 km2

Highest Mountain:
Mount Logan (Yukon), 5951 m

Highest Lake:
Chilco (B.C.), 1171 m

Rainiest Place:
Seymour Falls (B.C.), 3504.5 mm/year

Highest Waterfall:
Takakkaw Falls (B.C.), 503 m

Greatest Waterfall by Volume:
Niagara (the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Ont.), 5365 m3/second

Longest Bridge:
The Confederation Bridge, linking N.B. and P.E.I. 12.9 km (12,900 m).

Longest Tunnel:
Connaught Railway Tunnel at Rogers Pass
(B.C.), 8.08 km

Highest Dam:
Mica, Columbia River (B.C.), 244 m

Northernmost Point:
Cape Columbia, Ellesmere Island (N.W.T.), 83o07′N

Southernmost Point:
Middle Island, Lake Erie (Ont.), 41o41′N

Westermost Point:
Mount St. Elias (Yukon), 141oW

Eastermost Point:
Cape Spear (Nfld.), 52o37′W

Highest City:
Rossland (B.C.), 1056 m

Highest Town:
Lake Louise (Alta.), 1540 m

Higest Tide:
The Bay of Fundy at Burncoat Head (N.S.), 14.25 m (mean spring range)