Canada is a country of North America situated in the norther half of the continent and known for its extremely cold weather. Canada borders USA from the top and it is largest land border in the world. The country is guarded by Atlantic and Pacific oceans and is known for its absolute scenic beauty.
Canada is the second largest country in the world with 9.98 million square kilometre area. It has a total of nine provinces and also has ten territories making it a country of diversities. The diversity is noted thanks to the several aboriginal people who came into the land way ahead of the time of European colonization.
The colony of Canada was first established in 1534 by the French and after that invasion of other European countries is noted in the history. In 1931, the country gained its independence, almost, but the full freedom was received in 1982 with the Canada Act 1982 coming into place. Today, it is a federal parliament democracy, operating in its own.
Apart from Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Canada is also bordered by Arctic Ocean in its north. It has over 2,000,000 lakes, many of them drawing attention of the tourists. The temperature varies from one region to another, but winter stays longer than summer. In some places, the average daily temperature is −15 °C and can drop below −40 °C. If you are planning a trip to the country, this shall be one of your concerns.
English and French are the two major languages used in the country but there and many more too. The culture of Canada is influenced by people of several region who made this country their home. You will see an impact of British, French and other aboriginal culture in the music, architecture, tradition and art. Canada is symbolized by the maple leaves and it can be found in previous and current flag of the country.