Canada is a huge country on the North American continent. The country is divided into ten provinces and three territories and is home to more than 37 million people.
Canada has lots of superlatives on offer as you will read below. Also have a look at our separate Canada country facts page with more information about the country here.
Canada is the largest country in the Western hemisphere and the second largest country in the world after Russia and borders only one country, the United States of America.
Canada has the longest coastline in the world with 202,080 km/ 125,567 miles.
Three Canadian islands are among the top ten biggest islands in the world. They are: Baffin Islands (more than double the size of Great Britain), Victoria Island and Ellesmere Island (both are roughly the size of England).
More than half of all the lakes in the world are located in Canada! The country counts more than 3 million lakes and 31,700 big lakes with an area over 300 hectares. Canada also includes two of the biggest lakes in the world: Great Bear Lake and Great Slave Lake.
Toronto is Canada’s largest city with 6.2 million people. Montreal, Canada’s second largest city with 4.2 million inhabitants, is also the second largest city in the world that has a French-speaking population – after Paris in France.