Welcome to The Alabama Baptist

Other related sites for The Alabama Baptist

This option may be turned off in your profile page. If you are having
trouble with the link, make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off.

youtube

Register

Login

forgot password
 

RESOURCE CENTER AND ARCHIVES

Western Canada: fast factscomment (0)

February 5, 2009


Name of region: Canada

All Provinces:

Capital city: Ottawa, in eastern Canada

Size: 3,855,103 square miles, just larger than the United States – second largest country in the world, after Russia

Population: 33,212,696 (July 2008 est.)

Life expectancy:  81.16 years

Ethnic groups: British Isles origin, French origin, other European

Official languages: English and French

Literacy: 99%

Religions: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (Baptist 2.4%), other Christian 4.4%. Muslim 1.9%, other 11.8%, none 16%

Geography: Mostly plains with mountains in the west and lowlands in the southeast

Climate: Varies from temperate in the south to subarctic and arctic in the north

Government: Constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and
a federation

Chief of state: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor General Michaelle Jean; Prime Minister: Stephen Harper

Branches of government: Executive (Chief of State, Prime Minister, Cabinet), Legislative (bicameral Parliament), Judicial (Supreme Court, Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, Provincial Courts)

Political parties: Bloc Quebecois, Conservative Party of Canada, Green Party, Liberal Party, New Democratic Party

Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal

Economy: Affluent, high-tech, resembles the United States in its economic system

GDP: $1.271 trillion

Currency: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Exchange rates: 84¢ per US dollar

Internet code: .ca
_____________________

British Columbia

Capital: Victoria

Premier: Gordon Campbell

Primary language: English, spoken by 71.5%

Area: 364,764 square miles

Population: 4.1 million

Web site: www.gov.bc.ca
_____________________

Alberta


Capital: Edmonton

Premier: Ed Stelmach

Primary language: English, 79.9%

Area: 255,541 square miles

Population: 3,455,062

Web site: www.alberta.ca
_____________________

Saskatchewan

Capital: Regina

Premier: Brad Wall

Primary language: English, 85.1%

Area: 251,366 square miles

Population: 1,010,146

Web site: www.gov.sk.ca
_____________________

Manitoba

Capital: Winnipeg

Premier: Gary Doer

Primary language: English, 75.0%

Area: 250,946 square miles

Population: 1,208,000

Web site: www.gov.mb.ca

« back to previous page | return to top

Comment (0)

Be the first to post a comment.

Post your comment

 
 
Text size : A+ A- R
Powered by Google Translate
Full Member of Alabama Press Association


Site Developed by Dirextion | Login to SMS