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  1. 1. Canada
  2. 3. Governmment: constitutional monarchy and federal state with a democratic system of government Main Religion : Roman Catholic Land: 9.970.610 square kilometres (of which only 10% is inhabited by people) Population: about 30,7 million Currency: Canadian Dollar Official Languages: English/French Most Populated city: Toronto Capital: Ottawa, Ontario Fact File
  3. 4. Notes Canadian culture is an umbrella term that encompasses the artistic, musical, literary, culinary, political and social elements that are representative of Canada, not only to its own population, but to people all over the world. Canada's culture has historically been influenced by European culture and traditions, especially British and French. Over time, elements of the cultures of Canada's Aboriginal peoples and immigrant populations have become incorporated into mainstream Canadian culture. Canada's culture has also been strongly influenced by that of the United States. These four influences have combined over centuries to form the modern culture of Canada, that will be discussed in more detail in this article. Culture
  4. 5. Symbols <ul><li>National symbols of Canada are the symbols that are used in Canada and abroad to represent the country and its people . Prominently, the use of the maple leaf as a Canadian symbol dates back to the early 18th century, and is depicted on its current and previous flags, the penny , and on the coat of arms (or royal arms) . </li></ul>
  5. 6. Ottawa
  6. 7. There is no federal capital district in Canada. Ottawa is a municipality within the Province of Ontario. Although it does not constitute a separate administrative district, Ottawa is part of the federally-designated National Capital Region , which includes the neighbouring Quebec municipality of Gatineau . As with other national capitals, the word &quot;Ottawa&quot; is also used to refer by metonymy to the country's federal government , especially as opposed to provincial or municipal authorities. Ottawa is the capital city of Canada ,it is in the province of Ontario. Toronto is the capital city of this province. Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia, Vancouver is the biggest city of this province. It's on the west coast of the country.
  7. 9. Canada has got many attractions: <ul><li>Niagara Fall; </li></ul><ul><li>The Cn Tower; </li></ul><ul><li>The Sky Dome; </li></ul><ul><li>The Edmonton Mall. </li></ul>
  8. 10. Niagara Fall
  9. 11. The Cn Tower
  10. 12. The Sky Dome
  11. 13. The Edmonton Mall
  12. 14. Two celebrities from Canada: <ul><li>Nelly Furtado; </li></ul><ul><li>Avril Lavigne. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Nelly Furtado <ul><li>Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2 , 1978 ) is a Canadian singer , songwriter , record producer , and instrumentalist , who also holds Portuguese citizenship .Furtado came to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly! , which featured her breakthrough Grammy Award -winning single &quot; I'm like a Bird &quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>After becoming a mother and releasing the less commercially successful Folklore (2003), she returned to prominence in 2006 with the release of Loose and its hit singles &quot; Promiscuous &quot;, &quot; Maneater &quot;, &quot; Say It Right &quot;, &quot; All Good Things (Come to an End) &quot;, and &quot; Do It .&quot; </li></ul>
  14. 18. Avril Lavigne <ul><li>Avril Lavigne Whibley, better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne, (born September 27 , 1984 ) is a Canadian rock / punk-pop singer, musician and actress . </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, Canadian Business Magazine ranked her the seventh most powerful Canadian in Hollywood , [9] and in 2007 she won ninth place in the Jabra Music Contest for the Best Band in the World, based on fan votes from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Lavigne's debut album, Let Go , was released in 2002, and went on to sell over 18 million copies worldwide. </li></ul>
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