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Canada - geography, demography
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The northern “neverending forests“ are mostly uninhabited, there are only isolated settlements, trading stations and settlements of Indians and Eskimos (Inuit).They are only fishig and hunting. In whole Canada are about 350 000 Indians and 30 000 Inuits.
Canada consist of 10 provinces and 2 territories. The most inhabited are central provinces: Ontario and Quebec. In Ontario live one third of whole Canadian population. On Atlantic seaboard are provinces Nova Scotia, New Brundsvick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. The Praire Provinces are made up of Manitoba , Saskatchewan and Alberta. British Columbia covers Pacific seaboard and almost the whole of the Western Mountain system and the islands along the coast. The two territories are Yukon and the North-west Territories.
Capital town of Canada is Ottawa. Ottawa is situated in province Ontario. But the biggest city is Toronto. It is capital town of Ontario, now it has populaton about 5 million. Canada has two official languages: English and French. Majority of Canadians speak at home English ( 60%), 23% speaks French, and 17% other. Most of French speaking descendants live in province Quebec. In Canada lives a lot of forein inhabitants: European 15%, American 2%, and others , mostly Asian ,African, Arabian, Hispanic.Migration rate is 6,2migrant / 1000 population. Also many Slovaks emigrated there.
Majority of Canadians are Roman Catholics (42%), then Protestants (40%) and other (18%), e.g.: moslims, hinduists...