7.3 - Subregions of Canada

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7.3 - Subregions of Canada

  1. 1. Subregions of Canada
  2. 2. <ul><li>Atlantic Provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Rather small areas and small populations </li></ul><ul><li>Rugged terrain not good for farming. </li></ul><ul><li>Two main enterprises of the subregion are logging and fishing. </li></ul><ul><li>New Brunswick has dense forests. </li></ul><ul><li>The Gulf of St. Lawrence has good fishing. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Core Provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Quebec and Ontario </li></ul>Quebec Ontario
  5. 5. <ul><li>Canada’s heartland </li></ul><ul><li>60% of Canada’s population lives in these two provinces. </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario is English, Quebec is French </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is located in Ontario </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also Canada’s largest city. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second largest city, Montreal, is in Quebec. </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario and Quebec power the Canadian economy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where most the industry is due to its location to the Great Lakes the St. Lawrence Seaway. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ottawa
  7. 7. Montreal
  8. 8. <ul><li>Prairie Provinces </li></ul><ul><li>Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Canada’s breadbasket </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where about half of Canada’s crops are grown. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over half of the minerals also come from this subregion. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very diverse </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Pacific Province </li></ul><ul><li>British Columbia is the province. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It has three territories named Yukon, Northwest, and Nunavut territories. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Heavily forested </li></ul><ul><li>¾ of it is frozen tundra, snowfields, and glaciers (it’s icy!) </li></ul><ul><li>Two largest cities are Vancouver and Victoria. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Vancouver is Canada’s largest port </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It’s on the Pacific coast! Goods come in from the U.S. and across the Pacific. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Does $43 billion worth of trade with 90 countries every year. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vancouver is also the 3 rd largest film production center for U.S. productions in North America after Hollywood and New York City. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Territories </li></ul><ul><li>Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut </li></ul>Yukon Northwest Territories Nunavut
  14. 14. <ul><li>Cover 41% of Canada, but the geography is rugged. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Means it is rather sparsely populated. That 41% of the land contains just 0.3% of Canada’s population. </li></ul></ul>

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