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Location:  Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US
Geographic Coordinates:   60 00 N, 95 00 W
Area:   9,984,670 sq km (land: 9,093,507 sq km water: 891,163 sq km)
Climate:  Varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north
Languages:  English (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, other 19.6% (2006 Census)
Population:  34,568,211 (July 2013 est.)
Capital:  Ottawa
Religion:  Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16% (2001 census)
Ethnic Groups:  British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%
Independence:  1 July 1867 (union of British North American colonies); 11 December 1931 (recognized by UK per Statute of Westminster)

Source:  CIA Factbook