Glossary of Geography of Canada
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- Canada was ruled by who until 1867?
- The British
- Describe the population and land area of the Canadian North
- The Canadian North has about 1/3 of Canada's land area and only 80,000 people.
- What economic ties exist between Canada and the United States?
- The United States buys Canada's natural resources in exchange for manufactured goods.
- From what part of Canada does most of its petroleum come?
- How are Canada's regions dependent on each other?
- There are economic ties from region to region.
- How is Canada's history reflected in the country today?
- Regionalism, French and English, Provinces more powerful than the states, Cultural differences
- In Eastern Canada, economic development had depended on what two things?
- Resources of the sea and forest
- List all of Canada's Provinces and territories.
Prince Edward Island
- Some believe that what in Canada may be among the largest in the world?
- Coal fields
- The US, United Kingdom and Japan all rely on Canada for what important resource?
- lumber, newsprint and pulpwood products
- What are the Maritime Provinces?
- New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
- Give seven examples of Canada's most valuable natural resources
- What are the official languages in Canada?
- English and French
- What is a hinterland?
- a region beyond the center of a country or city
- What is a portage?
- a low land area across which boats and their cargoes can be carried
- What is permafrost?
- water below a tundra surface that remains permanently frozen throughout the year
- What percentage of Canada has a permafrost climate?
- Half of Canada
- What is the name of the mineral that is important for manufacturing fertilizers?
- What is the only nation larger than Canada in area?
- What part of Canada contains some of the most fertile soils?
- Parts of Ontario and Quebec
- What parts of Canada have the Humid Continental Climate?
- The central and eastern parts of southern Canada
- What percentage of Canada's population live within 100 miles of the US border?
- What province lies on the Pacific coast of Canada?
- British Columbia
- Where is the warmest part of Canada?
- southwestern British Columbia
- Who was the first great explorer of Canada and where was he from?
- Jacques Cartier of France
- Who were the first Europeans to land on Canada's eastern shores and when?
- The Viking adventurers who arrived between 1000 AD and 1200 AD
- Why did many African Americans from the US move to eastern Canada?
- to escape slavery
- Why does a large portion of Canada's population live close to the border with the United States?
- because the economies and cultures of Canada and the US are closely linked.
- With what US state has Canada's population been compared?
- What Canadian city is the industrial, financial, cultural and educational center of the nation?
- What is the name of the area in Canada that is considered one of the world's greatest fishing grounds?
- The Grand Banks of the shore of Newfoundland
- What is the Capital of Canada and where is it located?
- Ottawa, lies in the province of Ontario.
- What province within Canada has often considered becoming and independent country? Why?
- Quebec because their culture is different from the rest of Canada
- What is the second largest French speaking city in the world?
- What is the new territory that was created for and is administered by the native Inuit who live there?
- Describe the close ties between Canada and Great Britain
- British settlements during American Revolution reamined loyal to Britain and their descendents have been econmically and politically powerful throughout Canada's history.
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