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A Country's Development from Its Size, Shape,

and Location - Canada



Tanat B.

Canada is a developed country located in North America and is now one of the
wealthiest in the world. Its land has been inhabited by aboriginal tribes for the past
millennia before being colonized by European countries, namely the British and the French
empires. Along with its industrialization, Canadas development was highly influenced by its
size, shape, and location.
With a total area of 9,984670 km
2
, Canada tops at the second largest country in the
world. Naturally a country this size would be able to create tremendous amount of
agricultural produces, but most of Canadas land resources are frozen under the extreme
conditions of the Northern part of Canada. Separated into various different islands filled
with mountains of ice, those lands are inhabitable and are essentially abandoned by the
Canadians themselves. However, the colder areas can still be utilized for economic activities
such as fishing or maple syrup farming. Nonetheless, Canada is still able to utilize its warmer
areas such as the prairie to grow various crops and grains.
Canadas shape also plays a huge role in determining its development. Under the
colonization of the British Empire in the West and the French in the East, Canada is able to
be easily industrialized. Its warm temperatures also open up sea ports for trading to both
Eastern Asian countries and European countries. Most of the population is concentrated on
the bottom provinces where the temperature is milder. This allowed for the country as a
whole to develop despite the cold temperatures of the North.
Location probably is the most prominent determining factor to Canadas
development as a whole. Canadas location both allowed it to greatly develop, while
hindering it at the same time. Its proximity towards the United States of America allowed
the country to grow alongside each other from economic activities such as trading. Canada
also has access to various warm water ports that could trade with both European countries
and Easter Asian countries. However, its icy cold temperature limits the countrys potential
toward growth, making Canada develop in such a pace it does today.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/aboriginal-people/
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/history-of-agriculture/
http://www.mapsofworld.com/canada/canada-location-map.html