Canada is located in the northernmost part of North America. Canada's southern territories run along the northern border of the continental United States.
Canada's only land borders are with the United States, at two separate points. Canada borders the United States along its southern border, as well as its western border, where it borders the US state of Alaska. Canada also borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Canada is one of the largest countries in the world, second only to Russia in territorial size.
It has a total area of 9.9 million square kilometers (3.8 million square miles). This includes about 891,163 square kilometers (344,080 square miles) of water. The country touches 3 oceans –the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the Pacific –and its coastline measures 202,080 kilometers (125,570 miles) long, making it the longest coastline in the world. Canada's border with the United States is 8,893 kilometers in length and includes a 2,477-kilometer border with Alaska, making it the longest land border in the world. Toronto is the largest city in Canada with a population of about 2.6 million. Other major cities include Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa.
The country of Canada is in the North America continent and the latitude and longitude for the country are 56.7577° N, 86.4196° W.
The neighboring countries of Canada are:
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
|Area||9,984,670 km2 ( 3,854,085 sq mi ) Water (%) 8.92 (891,163 km2 / 344,080 mi2)|
|Population||35,675,834 ( 2014 estimate )|
|Lat Long||56.490917, -106.762587|
|Official Language||English, French |
|Time Zone||(UTC−3.5 to −8) Summer (DST) (UTC−2.5 to −7)|
|Airport||518 Airports |
|Neighbour countries||USA, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon|
|Currency||Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)|