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 Facts About The Evil Canadian Empire
MISCELLANEOUS EVIL FACTS OF CANADA
GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA
PEOPLE OF CANADA
EDUCATION IN CANADA
GOVERNMENT
CRIME IN CANADA
ECONOMY OF CANADA
TRAVEL IN CANADA


MISCELLANEOUS EVIL FACTS OF CANADA

-Canada leads the industrial nations of the world in toaster deaths!

-Toronto Blue Jays winning back-to-back world series.

-The expansion of the NBA teams into Canada: Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies.

-"Born to be Wild" is a Canadian song, yet it is almost always associated with American highways and roadhogs.

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GEOGRAPHY OF CANADA

-TOTAL AREA: 9,976,140 sq km (3,851,809 sq mi); LAND AREA: 9,220,970 sq km (3,560,236 sq mi)

-COMPARATIVE AREA: larger than US

-LAND BOUNDARIES: 8,893 km (4,802 mi) with US (includes 2,477 km or 1,337 mi with Alaska)

-COASTLINE: 243,791 km (131,637 mi)

-MARITIME CLAIMS: Continental shelf: 200 m (depth) or to depth of exploitation; Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm; Territorial sea: 12 nm

-DISPUTES: maritime boundary disputes with the U.S.

-NATURAL RESOURCES: nickel, zinc, copper, gold, lead, molybdenum, potash, silver, fish, timber, wildlife, coal ,crude oil, natural gas

-LAND USE: arable land 5%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 3%; forest and woodland 35%; other 57%; includes NEGL% irrigated
-ENVIRONMENT: 80% of population concentrated within 160 km (86 mi) of US border; continuous permafrost in north a serious obstacle to development.

-DEFORESTATION RATE: 0.56 net annual percent

-NOTE: second-largest country in world (after Russia); strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route.
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PEOPLE OF CANADA

-POPULATION, YEAR 1992: 27,352,000

-POPULATION, YEAR 2010 (Projected): 32,125,000

-POPULATION, YEAR 2025 (Projected): 35,000,000

-POPULATION DENSITY: 7.1 persons per sq mi

-TOTAL URBAN POPULATION: 21,198,000

-URBAN POPULATION: 77.5%

-TOTAL POPULATION GROWTH: 213,346

-POPULATION GROWTH: 0.78%

-POPULATION DOUBLING TIME: 88.87 years

-TOTAL BIRTHS: 413,015

-BIRTH RATE: 15.1 births per 1000 persons

-FERTILITY RATE: 1.77 children born per woman

-TOTAL DEATHS: 199,670

-DEATH RATE: 7.3 deaths per 1000 persons

-POPULATION UNDER AGE 15: 5,738,000

-PERCENT UNDER AGE 15: 20.98%

-POPULATION OVER AGE 65: 3,091,000

-PERCENT OVER AGE 65: 11.3%

-LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH: 74 years male, 81 years female (1992)

-NET MIGRATION RATE: 6 migrants/1,000 population (1992)

-MARRIAGES: 187,860

-MARRIAGE RATE: 7.2 per 1000 persons

-DIVORCES: 78,160

-DIVORCE RATE: 3.05 per 1000 persons

-NATIONALITY: noun - Canadian(s); adjective - Canadian

-ETHNIC DIVISIONS: British Isles origin 40%, French origin 27%, other European 20%, indigenous Indian and Eskimo 1.5%

-RELIGIONS: Roman Catholic 46%, United Church of Canada 16%, Anglican 10%

-LANGUAGES: Canadian (English) and French

EDUCATION IN CANADA

-LITERACY: 99% (male NA%, female NA%) age 15 and over can read and write (1981 est.)
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GOVERNMANT

-DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION: Ambassador Derek BURNEY; Chancery at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; telephone (202) 682-1740; there are Canadian Consulates General in Atlanta, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Seattle; US: Ambassador Peter TEELEY; Embassy at 100 Wellington Street, K1P 5T1, Ottawa (mailing address is P. O. Box 5000, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-0430); telephone (613) 238-5335 or (613) 238-4470; FAX (613) 238-5720; there are US Consulates General in Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, and Vancouver

-FLAG: three vertical bands of red (hoist side), white (double width, square), and red with a red maple leaf centered in the white band

-BRANCHES: Canadian Armed Forces (including Mobile Command, Maritime Command, Air Command, Communications Command, Canadian Forces Europe, Training Commands), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

-MANPOWER AVAILABILITY: males 15-49, 7,366,675; 6,387,459 fit for military service; 190,752 reach military age (17) annually

-DEFENSE EXPENDITURES: exchange rate conversion - $11.4 billion, 1.7% of GDP (FY91); $10.5 billion, NA% of GDP (FY 92)

CRIME IN CANADA

-TOTAL OFFENSES: 11,442.55 per 100,000 persons

-MURDER: 5.66 per 100,000 persons

-SEX OFFENSES (including rape): 116.06 per 100,000 persons

-SERIOUS ASSAULT: 134.34 per 100,000 persons

-THEFT (all kinds): 5,038.52 per 100,000 persons

-AGGRAVATED THEFT: 1,429.77 per 100,000 persons

-ROBBERY AND VIOLENT THEFT: 98.05 per 100,000 persons

-BREAKING AND ENTERING: 1,331.72 per 100,000 persons

-THEFT OF AUTOMOBILES: 382.68 per 100,000 persons

-OTHER THEFT: 3,226.06 per 100,000 persons

-FRAUD: 468.12 per 100,000 persons

-COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY OFFENSES: 8.68 per 100,000 persons

-DRUG OFFENSES: 258.9 per 100,000 persons
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ECONOMY OF CANADA

-GDP: purchasing power equivalent - $521.5 billion, per capita $19,400; real growth rate -1.1% (1991 est.)

-EXPORTS: $124.0 billion (f.o.b., 1991); commodities: newsprint, wood pulp, timber, crude petroleum, machinery, natural gas, aluminum, motor vehicles and parts; telecommunications equipment; partners: US, Japan, UK, Germany, South Korea, Netherlands, China

-IMPORTS: $118 billion (c.i.f., 1991); commodities: crude petroleum, chemicals, motor vehicles and parts, durable consumer goods, electronic computers; telecommunications equipment and parts; partners: US, Japan, UK, Germany, France, Mexico, Taiwan, South Korea

-EXTERNAL DEBT: $247 billion (1987)

-ILLICIT DRUGS: Illicit producer of cannabis for the domestic drug market; use of hydroponics technology permits growers to plant large quantities of high-quality marijuana indoors; growing role as a transit point for heroin and cocaine entering the U.S. market

-CURRENCY: Canadian dollar (plural - dollars); 1 Canadian dollar (Can$) = 100 cents

-EXCHANGE RATES: Canadian dollars (Can$) per US$1--1.1950 (January 1993), 1.1565 (January 1992), 1.1457 (1991), 1.1668 (1990), 1.1840 (1989), 1.2307 (1988), 1.3260 (1987)
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TRAVEL IN CANADA

-NATIONAL HOLIDAY: Canada Day (Jul 1)

-TOURIST ARRIVALS: 14,989,000

-TOURIST RECEIPTS: $5,537,000,000
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