Key Information & Facts of Canada

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 4 January 2016.

General Info

Ottawa

is the capital city.

Toronto

is its largest city.

Canadian Dollar ($) (CAD)

is the national currency. Its sub-unit is the cent. 100 cents = 1 CAD.

35,851,774

is the population (2015 estimate).

English & French

are the official languages spoken.

9,984,670

km2 (3,854,085 mi2) is its area.

CA

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

+1

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

Latin

is the script used in the English and French alphabets and languages.

'Canadian'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

UTC−3.5 to UTC−8

are the country’s time zones.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types A & B

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 120 V, 60 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18 & 19

are the smoking ages, depending on the province.

18

is the drinking age in Alberta, Manitoba, and Québec; 19 for the rest of the country.

16

is the age of consent.

911

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

David Johnston

is the governor general.

Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Justin Trudeau

is the prime minister.

'A Mari Usque Ad Mare'

is the country’s national motto (Latin), which translates to, “From Sea to Sea”.

Parliament

is the country’s legislating body.

'O Canada'

is the country’s national anthem.
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Key Cities & Regions

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Montreal

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