Atlas of Canada

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English Canada - Canada

Canada is the world's second-largest country by total area, occupying most of northern North America. Extending from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada shares land borders with the ► United States to the south and to the northwest. To the east of Canada lies ► Greenland and to the south east ► Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is located. Further to the east lie the ► Azores. Inhabited first by aboriginal peoples, Canada was founded as a union of British colonies (some of which were formerly French colonies). Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that began in 1867 and ended in 1982; it remains a Commonwealth Realm.

Français Canada

Le Canada, deuxième pays du monde par sa superficie, occupe la majeure partie de l'Amérique du Nord. Il s'étend d'est en ouest de l'océan Atlantique à l'océan Pacifique et vers le nord jusqu'à l'océan Arctique. Le Canada partage deux frontières avec les États-Unis au sud et au nord-ouest (Alaska).


Short name  Canada
Official  name Canada
Status Independent country, de facto since 1867
Location North America
Capital Ottawa
Population 32,860,900 inhabitants
Area 9,984,670 km²
Major  languages English and French (both official)
Major  religions Roman Catholicism and Protestantism
More information Canada, Geography of Canada, History of Canada and Politics of Canada
More  images Canada - Canada (Category).

General maps

Ca-map.png Map of Canada
Carte anglophone du Canada
Canada carte.png Same map in French
Carte du Canada
Canada-census layout.png Another map of the subdivisions of Canada
Une autre carte des subdivisions du Canada
Canada pol99 Eureka.JPG Map of Canada
Carte du Canada
Canada topo.jpg Topographic map of Canada
Carte topographoque du Canada

Maps of divisions

This section holds maps of the administrative divisions.

Political map of Canada.png The provinces, territories, and capitals of Canada
Geopolitical map of Canada.png Provinces and territories of Canada
Provinces et territoires du Canada
Carte administrative du Canada.png Same map in French
Carte administrative du Canada

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Canada, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Canada.

Viking expansion.png Map showing Scandinavian settlement in the eighth (dark red), ninth (red), tenth (orange) and eleventh (yellow) centuries. Areas denoted in green are those affected by frequent viking incursions but with little or no Scandinavian settlement.
Carte montrant la colonisation viking au Canada
Vinland-travel.jpg The Vinland travel
Le voyage au Vinland
Arctic cultures 900-1500.png Arctic cultures 800-1500
Cultures arctiques
Carte Guerre de 7 ans Amérique du nord.PNG The Seven Years' War in North America
La Guerre de Sept Ans en Amérique du nord
131Etendue de l'Empire Français.png Central Canada as part of the French colonial empire
Canada central comme une partie de l'Empire colonial français
British Empire Anachronous 4.PNG Canada as part of the British colonial empire
Canada comme une partie de l'Empire brittanique
Canada upper lower map.PNG Upper and Lower Canada
Canada lower.PNG Lower Canada
Canada upper.PNG Upper Canada
Wpdms ruperts land.jpg Ruperts Land
Oregoncountry2.png Oregon country 1818-1846
Oregoncountry.png Oregon border dispute
Canada provinces evolution.gif Territorial evolution of Canada. See also below at Terriotial evolution.


Images

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.

Samuel de Champlain Carte geographique de la Nouvelle France.jpg Map of New France by Samuel de Champlain
Map North America 1566.jpg Il designo del discoperto della Nova Franza by Paolo Forlani, ca. 1566 – One of the first maps of North America to note the Canada's name ("pro.") (top right)
Fer - Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline.png The East Coast of North America in 1702
LA2-NSRW-1-0374.jpg Map of Canada in 1914

Legal maps

Map of Canada, same-sex marriage, pre July 2005.svg Status of same sex marriage before nationwide legalization

Other maps

Canadian National Parks Location.png National parks
Roads-Canada-frame.png Major Roads
Rivers-Canada-frame.png Rivers
Railroads-Canada-frame.png Railroads
Canada geological map.JPG Geological map
Canadian embassies 2007.png Countries that house a Canadian High Commission or embassy.

Satellite maps

Canada-satellite.jpg Satellite map of Canada

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