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Canada - Geography
By Ekaterina Zhdanova-Redman
1 Situated north of the United States, between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Canada, after Russian Federation, is the world's second largest country. Its territory is almost as large as Europe and slightly larger then the territory of the United States. However, the population of Canada is just a little more than 10 percent of the population of the United States, and nearly 90 percent of Canadians live within 300 kilometers (about 240 miles) of the southern border Canada shares with the U.S.
2 Canada occupies almost the entire northern part of the North American continent. It is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the Pacific Ocean and the U.S. state of Alaska, and by twelve states of the United States on the south. Canada's southern boundary dips south to a point below Detroit, Michigan, and the northernmost part of Canada, Cape Columbia on Ellesmere Island, lies closer to the Northern Pole than any other land area in the world except the northern tip of Greenland. An airplane flying from Cape Columbia would only have to travel about 760 kilometers (475 miles) to reach the North Pole.
3 Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world. Including islands, it extends about 100,000 kilometers (60,000 miles) along the Atlantic, Arctic, and Pacific oceans and the great inland sea of Hudson Bay. Besides that, Canada's inland water resources--rivers, lakes, and waterfalls--are incredible, too. Among them, the Niagara River that plunges over beautiful Niagara Falls is considered to be one of the scenic wonders of the world.
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