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Comparative Country Analysis

BY AARON PLATEROS
4TH PERIOD WORLD GEOGRAPHY

My 3 Countries
Canada

Cuba

Honduras

1st World Country

2nd World Country

3rd World Countries

Part 1: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Cuba

Honduras

Located in the formal
region of North America

Located in the formal
region of The Caribbean

Located in the formal
region of Central America

Canada's functional
regions include, Toronto,
Quebec, Edmonton,
Winnipeg, Ottawa,
Vancouver and Montreal.

Cuba’s functional regions
include, Havana, Santiago
de Cuba, Holguin, Santa
Clara, Las Tunas, and Pinar
del Rio

Honduras’ functional
regions include,
Tegucigalpa, San Pedro
Sula, La Ceiba. El Progeso,
Choluteca, La lima, Danli

Most perceived Canada as
Eskimos or people who are
nice all time.

Cuba is perceived as a
communist evil country
and their people always
smoke big ole cigars

Honduras is perceived as a
country with no future and
its people will never be
good in life.

Part 1: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Absolute Location is
45.4000° N, 75.6667° W

North of United States,
Southwest of Greenland

Most of Canada is the Subarctic and Continental
Humid climate zones.
Landforms in Canada are
mostly plains with
mountains in west and
lowlands in southeast
Not that much vegetation
due to the climate, only
trees for lumber and
bushes.

Cuba

Absolute Location is
23.1333° N, 82.3833° W

South of United States, West of
Haiti, North of Jamaica

Cuba's climate is tropical and
moderated by trade winds.

Landforms in Cuba are mostly
flat to rolling plains, with rugged
hills and mountains in the
southeast.

In Cuba you will find the typical
crops that grow throughout the
Caribbean, like sugar cane and
tobacco.

Cuba has many forms of
vegetation which includes: fruit
trees bearing mango, guava,
grapefruit, and avocado. It is said
that Cuba has more than 70
million palm trees, this being the

Honduras
• Absolute

Location is 14.1000° N,
87.2167° W
• South of Belize, North of Nicaragua,
East of El Salvador.
• Honduras’ climate falls into the
subtropical in lowlands, temperate in
mountains zones.
• Landforms in Honduras are mostly
mountains in interior, narrow coastal
plains
• Tree life dominates the landscape
across Honduras. High in the
mountains, forests of coniferous trees
stretch across the slopes, with
species such as Guatemalan fir, Abies
guatemalensis, the Mexican yew,
Taxus globosa, and the Mexican white
pine, Pinus ayacahuite, growing in
great abundance.

Part 1: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Cuba

Honduras

Canada is the world's secondlargest country in total area,
after Russia. Much of Canada
lies in Arctic regions, however,
and thus Canada has only the
fourth most arable land area
behind Russia, China, and the
U.S. The population density is
3.5 people per square
kilometer, which is among the
lowest in the world. While
Canada covers a larger area
than the U.S., it has only oneninth its population.

Cuba is the largest of all
islands in the Caribbean. The
country also includes more
than 4000 other much smaller
islands and cays. Also, the
first communism country in
the western hemisphere.

As “Soccer War” is known the
armed conflict that occurred as a
result of a military aggression of El
Salvador against Honduras after a
soccer match between the two
countries in 1969. The real reason
of the aggression was to contain
the Salvadoran population
pressure. Hondurans are also
called “Catrachos” because of
general Florence Xatruch, who
fought in Nicaragua against the
American filibuster William Walker.
“Catrachos” is a corruption of the
name Xatruch. “Here come the
Xatruches” they said in the
beginning; within a time they said:
“Here come the Catrachos”.

Part 2: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada STAGE 4

Honduras STAGE
2

Cuba STAGE 3

Current population at 35.16
million (2013)

Current population at 11.27
million (2013)

Current population at 8.098
million (2013)

Infant mortality rate at 4.78
per thousand live births

Infant mortality at 5.21 per
thousand live births

Infant mortality rate at 19.28
per thousand live births

The average life expectancy
is 82.5 years

The average life expectancy
is 79.4 years

The average life expectancy
is 74 years

The GNI is 42,270 per captia

The GNI is N/A

The GNI is 3,880 per captia

Government supports pro
neonatal policies and women
do have access to
contraceptives

Government supports pro
neonatal policies and
women do have access to
contraceptives

Government supports nether
policies and women do not
have access to
contraceptives or abortion

Literacy rate is 99%. Male
and Female usually go post
high school

Literacy rate is 99.8 Male
and Female usually go post
high school

Literacy rate is 80% Male
and Female usually drop out
before high school

Part 2: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Cuba

Honduras

80%=URBAN 20=RURAL

75%=URBAN 25%=RURAL

50%=URBAN 50%=RURAL

In 2006 approximately
0.7% of Canadians 15
years and older had
earned a doctorate

N/a

N/a

-3.64 migrants per 1,000
population

-1.18 migrants per1,000
population

Many push factors

Many push factors

United Sates is major
destination for Cuban
migrants

United Sates is major
destination for Honduran
migrants

5.66 migrants per 1,000
population

Many pull factors

Canada is a major
destination point all
around the world

Part 3: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Cuba

In Canada, they modify the
environment by cutting
down trees and through
urbanization.

Depends of renewable
resources

In Cuba, they build around
they environment and try
to preserve much of its
beauty.
Depends of renewable
resources

Honduras

In Honduras, very little to
none of the people modify
the environment.

Depends of renewable
resources

Part 3: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Cuba

Honduras

Canadians love music. Studies
shown that most people listen
to rock genre which heavy
metal or scream-o in Canada.
Shocking knowing that they
are nice people listening to
scary music

In the urban
centers, contradanza, based
on the French, salon
style contredanse, evolved
into the still popular danzon.
Urban street music, influenced
by African religious rituals,
Christian religious carnivals
and Caribbean carnival music
similar to Brazil’s samba
mixed together and gave birth
to rumba (not to be confused
with the rhumba) and the
conga.

Hondurans love music.  Once
you enter the country, you're
practically surrounded by
music everywhere you
go.  Hondurans listen to a
varied mix of music, some of
originating line the USA or
Europe and some of it from
different countries in
Latinamerica, such as México
(which has a very strong
recording industry), Brazil,
Colombia, and the Caribbean
Islands. One well known genre
of music is Punta.

Part 3: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Cuba

Most Canadians spend
their free time playing field
hockey

Most Cuban spend their
free time dancing or being
with their family.

Canada’s official languages
are English and French.

Cuba’s official language is
Spanish.

n the 2001 Canadian
national census, 72
percent of the Canadian
population list Roman
Catholicism or
Protestantism as their
religion. The Roman
Catholic Church in Canada
is by far the country's
largest single
denomination.

Cuba's prevailing religion is
Roman Catholicism,
although in some instances
it is profoundly modified
and influenced through
syncretism

Honduras

Most Hondurans spend
their free time with a ball
at their feet. They get a
group of friends and play
Football(Soccer)

Honduras official language
is Spanish, but for many
people that grew up near a
rain forest they speak a
dialect that’s a mix of
Spanish and Pig Latin.

84% of Hondurans are
roman catholic

Part 3: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada
Many ethnicity is Canada
which includes: German,
English, Scottish, Jamaican,
Italian, North American Indian,
Dutch (Netherlands),
American, Polish, Métis,
Canadian, Vietnamese, Irish
,French, Chinese, East Indian,
Portuguese, Hungarian,
Welsh, Ukrainian, Spanish,
Jewish, Russian, Filipino,
Swedish, Greek, Norwegian,
Danish

Cuba

Honduras

Major ethnicity in Cuba are
White, Mulatto/Mestizo, Black,
Asian

Ethnic groups[edit] Mestizos,
(European mixed with
Amerindian) make up more
than 90% of the population of
Honduras. Amerindians are
6% of the population and
AfroHondurans comprise 1%.
As in other Latin American
countries, the question of
racial breakdown of a national
population is contentious.

Part 3: Comparative Country
Analysis
Canada

Male and Female have
equal rights and both
gender has equal
opportunity to become
politically powerful.

Woman can choose their
role in the family.

No issue with
Homosexuality. Gay
marriage is legal in
Canada.

Cuba

Male and Female do have
equal rights, but male have
more of an opportunity to
become.

Women are free to choose
their role as well, but stick
to the traditional house
wife.

Gay marriage is not legal in
Cuba. So you can have a
ceremony, but it will not be
a marriage. You could get
married somewhere else
and have the ceremony in
Cuba...

Honduras

Male and Female supposed to
have an equal rights, but
females are treated like second
class citizens and women have
more trouble becoming
powerful.

Woman have the role of taking
care of males when they are
injured and traditionally a house
wife.

Gay marriage is not legal. Both
same-sex marriages and
adoption by same-sex couples
have been constitutionally
banned since 2005. On the
bright side, discrimination
against gays is illegal in
Honduras

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