Destination Canada, this page is about many aspects of the North American country. The second largest country in the world is stretching from the United States in the south to the Arctic Circle in the north. It is a country of vast distances and rich natural resources.
The country is bordered by Alaska (USA) in west, and by 12 US states of the continental United States in south, Canada shares maritime borders with Greenland (an autonomous territory of Denmark) and Saint Pierre and Miquelon, an island which belongs to France.
Canada's landscape offers many aspects, it is divided into multiple geographical regions. The Canadian Shield, which is the largest geographical area, encompasses half the country and centers on Hudson Bay. The southeastern region of Canada is dominated by lowlands, bordered by the Great Lakes: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.
The country occupies an area of 9,984,670 km², making it the largest country in the Western Hemisphere.
35 million people (in 2015) live in the country, this is about 10% of the population of neighboring USA. Capital city is Ottawa, largest city is Toronto, spoken languages are English and French.