Canada

World Rank 9 11.92 Canada flag svg
Capital
Area
Currency
Ottawa
9,984,670 km 2
Canadian dollar (CAD)

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Introduction

Canada is considered to be one of the three countries that are located in North America. The area of the nation is so huge that it is surrounded by three different oceans, namely Atlantic Ocean from the east, Pacific Ocean from the west, and Arctic Ocean from the north.

As far as the neighbouring countries are concerned, they neighbor the United States from the south and north east. This is the only land neighbor they have. In terms of sea borders, there are also Greenland (that belongs to Denmark) and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the overseas collectivity.

Canada is the second largest country when we take into account the total surface of the nation. It has nearly 10 million square kilometers of land. In terms of other crucial information regarding the nation, it is still a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as a head of the country. However, its form of government is parliamentary democracy. The Administrator of Canada, Richard Wagner, manages the country on behalf of the Queen. The head of government, on the other hand, is Prime Minister Jsutin Trudeau.

Economy

According to the data provided by The World Bank, we can see that the GDP of Canada is $1.7 trillion. As a result, it is the 10th richest country in the world. Obviously, we should also remember about the GDP growth, which was quite diverse in the past several years. However, in 2019, we noticed one of the lowest growths which was approximately 1.6%.

Another important thing that we should remember as far as the economy of Canada is concerned, is its GDP per capita. It basically shows the average wealthiness of the citizen. It was estimated at around $46,000 in 2019. Sadly, if we take into account a very low GDP growth, we can notice only 0.2% of GDP per capita growth.

Let’s also remember about the fact exports and imports are of utmost importance when it comes to the economy of the given country. In these terms, the export is a little over $549 billion, which is 31% of its total GDP. Imports of goods and services, on the other hand, is a bit higher and it is around $578 billion. In terms of Canada's total GDP, it is 33%.

Population

Total population of 37 million, which gives them 37th place in the ranking shows that in spite of large land area, the density is surely one of the smallest for such gigantic and powerful nations.

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)