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Canada occupies a large part of northern North America, from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. Canada is the world's second largest country in total area. It shares a border with the United States to the south. The northwest border with America is the longest in the world.

Canada was populated for millennia by many groups of Aboriginal people. However in the 15th century, British and French expeditions were sent , and settled, along the Atlantic coast. The French settled in North America in 1763 after the Seven Years' War.Three British North Amercan Colonies were formed in 1867. Thus forming Four provinces. In 1982 the Canada Act finally severed ties with British Pariament.

Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories.Queen Elizabeth II is still head of state, however it is governed as a parliamentary democracy. Canada is a bilingual nation with both English and French as official languages. It is one of the world's highly developed countries, with a diverse economy that relies upon its abundant natural resources. The United States is a mjor trading partner. Canada is a member of the G8, G-20, NATO, OECD, WTO, Commonwealth, Francophonie, OAS, APEC, and UN.

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