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    Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and north to the Arctic Ocean, she is 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles) in area, making her the second largest country in the world in terms of total area.

    Its southern and western borders with the United States are 8,891 kilometers (5,525 miles) long, making it the longest bilateral land route in the world. Canada’s capital is Ottawa and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

    For thousands of years before European colonization, what is now Canada was inhabited by various indigenous peoples. Canadian Act 1982. Cut off any trace of legal dependence on the British Parliament. Canada is a parliamentary democracy, a constitutional monarchy in the tradition of Westminster, with a monarch and a prime minister who serves as chairman of the cabinet and head of government.

    As a highly developed country, Canada has the 17th highest nominal per capita income in the world and ranks 13th highest on the Human Development Index. Its developed economy is the 10th largest in the world and depends primarily on its abundant natural resources and well-developed international trade networks.

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