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Raving Rover

World Geography

Vivianne Assor

on 30 January 2013

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Ottawa (capital) Flag History The Canadian flag was adopted on October 22, 1964. During World War 1, Prime Minister Lester Pearson noticed that most Canadian battalions included a maple leaf in their insignia. Therefore, Pearson vowed he would campaign that he would put the maple leaf on the Canadian flag. Fifty years later, Pearson was involved in a 33-day debate that resulted in the maple leaf being placed on the Canadian flag. Even though Canada had been independent of Britain since July 1, 1867, all previous incarnations of Canada’s flags had included the British Union Jack. Canada. North America By Vivi Assor Ontario Area With Comparison slightly larger than the US Toronto Land Boundaries total: 8,893 kmborder countries: US 8,893 km (includes 2,477 km with Alaska)note: Canada is the World's largest country that borders only one country Quebec Coastline 202,080 km Alberta Climate varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north Manitoba Terrain mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast Alberta Elevation Extremes lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 mhighest point: Mount Logan 5,959 m Stratford Natural Resources iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, rare earth elements, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydropower Banks Land Use arable land: 4.57%permanent crops: 0.65%other: 94.78% (2005) Melville Natural Hazards continuous permafrost in north is a serious obstacle to development; cyclonic storms form east of the Rocky Mountains, a result of the mixing of air masses from the Arctic, Pacific, and North American interior, and produce most of the country's rain and snow east of the mountainsvolcanism: the vast majority of volcanoes in Western Canada's Coast Mountains remain dormant Devon Environment-current issues air pollution and resulting acid rain severely affecting lakes and damaging forests; metal smelting, coal-burning utilities, and vehicle emissions impacting on agricultural and forest productivity; ocean waters becoming contaminated due to agricultural, industrial, mining, and forestry activities Ellesmere Geography Note second-largest country in world (after Russia); strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route; approximately 90% of the population is concentrated within 160 km of the US border; Canada has more fresh water than any other country and almost 9% of Canadian territory is water; Canada has at least 2 million and possibly over 3 million lakes – that is more than all other countries combined Somerset Ethnic Groups British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26% Yellow Knife Languages English (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, other 19.6% (2006 Census) Victoria Religions Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% (2001 census) Akmiski Population and Comparison 34,300,083 (July 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 35 Baffin Population Growth Rate 0.784% (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 136 Edmonton Birth Rate/ Death Rate 10.28 births/1,000 population (2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 1898.09 deaths/1,000 population (July 2012 est.)country comparison to the world: 95 Regina Maternal Mortality Rate/Infant Mortality Rate 12 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)country comparison to the world: 150total: 4.85 deaths/1,000 live birthscountry comparison to the world: 181male: 5.19 deaths/1,000 live birthsfemale: 4.5 deaths/1,000 live births (2012 est.) Somerset Life expectancy at birth total population: 81.48 yearscountry comparison to the world: 12male: 78.89 yearsfemale: 84.21 years (2012 est.) Montreal Physicians’ density/
Literacy 1.913 physicians/1,000 population (2006) definition: age 15 and over can read and writetotal population: 99%male: 99%female: 99% (2003 est.) Devon Government Type/ Suffrage a parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchy18 years of age; universal Prince Patrick GDP 2.4% (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 1403.2% (2010 est.)-2.8% (2009 est.)$40,500 (2011 est.)country comparison to the world: 23$40,000 (2010 est.)$39,200 (2009 est.)note: data are in 2011 US dollars New found land Population Below Poverty Line 9.4%note: this figure is the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO), a calculation that results in higher figures than found in many comparable economies; Canada does not have an official poverty line (2008) KokSoak Agriculture products/Industries wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, fruits, vegetables; dairy products; fish; forest productstransportation equipment, chemicals, processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper products, fish products, petroleum and natural gas Prince Edward Export commodities/Import commodities motor vehicles and parts, industrial machinery, aircraft, telecommunications equipment; chemicals, plastics, fertilizers; wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, natural gas, electricity, aluminummachinery and equipment, motor vehicles and parts, crude oil, chemicals, electricity, durable consumer goods Bathurst Exchange rate to $US (2010) Canadian dollars (CAD) per US dollar -0.9895 (2011 est.)1.0302 (2010 est.)1.1431 (2009)1.0364 (2008)1.0724 (2007) Back Internet Users 26.96 million (2009)country comparison to the world: 16 *Major rivers *Major Mountain Ranges The major rivers are the St. Lawrence and the Mackenzie, and Niagara Falls They are also the Yukon, and the Peace river.The Rockies Niagara Falls Nelson *Distance from Miami (capital)*Popular Sport(s) 1487 miles & 2393 km
Hockey Whistler Current Event (within 1 year of this report) A raging blizzard pounding eastern Newfoundland today has knocked out power supplies for most of the island
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