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CANADA IS OFTEN seen as one of the coldest places in the world. It is the second largest country in the world (after Russia), located at the top of the North American continent. The United States and Canada share the world's longest unprotected border (known as the 49th parallel of north latitude). In December 2007, Canada's population reached 33,091,228, most of whom live in the southern parts of the country, mainly near the St. Lawrence River and in the Great Lakes regions. The most well-known Canadian cities are Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and the nation's capital, Ottawa. Many tourists and visitors visit Canada's natural landscapes and rivers, rather than its cities and museums.

There are 10 provinces and three territories, including the newly named Nunavut province. Canada ...

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