Canada is a country in the north of North America. It is bordered to the south by the United States and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. The western boundary is the US state of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.

Official nameCanada
Surface9.984.670 kmĀ²
CoinCanadese dollar
time differenceUTC -2.30 - UTC -8
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The name Canada is derived from the Indian word kanata, which means settlement. The land was inhabited by Native Americans and Inuit for thousands of years before being explored and colonized by Europeans from the 15th and 16th centuries. France lost its colony of New France to the English in 1763. In 1867, four English colonies formed the Canadian Confederation. With the Statute of Westminster in 1931, Canada gained more autonomy within the British Empire, and it was not until 1982 that the Canada Act also formally made the country completely independent from the United Kingdom. and to the north is the Arctic Ocean.

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