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From Sea To Sea.

 

General


Population: 34,834,841 (2014), 34,568,211 (2013)
Land Area: 9,984,670 sq km
Natural Resources: Iron ore, nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash, diamonds, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal, petroleum, natural gas, hydropower
Capital: Ottawa
Political System: Constitutional Monarchy
State Leader: Stephen Harper (February 6th 2006)
Languages: English, French
Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3%, Other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, Other 11.8%, None 16%
Major Ethnicities: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, Other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, Other 6%, Mixed 26%
Life Expectancy: 81.67 years (2014), 81.57 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.825 billion (2013), 1.77 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 1.518 billion (2013), 1.446 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 43,100 (2013), 41,500 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.6% (2013), 1.9% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 1.7%, Industry 28.4%, Services 69.9% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 2%, Manufacturing 13%, Construction 6%, Services 76%, Other 3% (2006)
Industries: Transportation equipment, chemicals, processed and unprocessed minerals, food products, wood and paper products, fish products, petroleum and natural gas
Agriculture Products: Wheat, barley, oilseed, tobacco, fruits, vegetables; dairy products; forest products; fish
Human Development Index: 0.902 (8th)(2014), 0.911 (11th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 14.93 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.1% (2013)

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Army Size: 62 000 (2004)
Budget: 1.1% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Canada is located in North America, Canada is bordered by the United States. Canada's economy is diversified but in some regions is mostly based on natural resources and most export sectors are dependent on trade with the United States. Canada is slowly coming out of the world recession, but its banking system has weathered the turmoil relatively unscathed and is being seen as a model for other industrialized countries.

(2014) Canada's government should report only a small deficit for 2014, and return to a budget surplus by 2015 due mostly to the governing Conservative Party of Canada government's fiscal restraint. Economic growth in Canada will be positivily affected if a multitude of pipeline projects are approved, these projects would allow Canada to sell its oil to many new markets, however opposition to these projects is stiff.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Canada
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Canada
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/CAN.html

Updated on: August 2nd, 2014