|Canada (pronounced ['kʰænədə] in English and [kanada] in French) 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.
Inhabited first by Aboriginal peoples, Canada was founded as a union of British colonies, some of which had been French colonies. Canada gained independence from the United Kingdom in an incremental process that began in 1867 and ended in 1982 maintaining Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State.
Canada is a federal constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, and defines itself as a bilingual and multicultural nation; both English and French are official languages. A technologically advanced and industrialized nation, its diversified economy relies heavily on an abundance of natural resources and on trade, particularly with the United States, with which Canada has had a long and complex relationship.
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|Capital city: Ottawa
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