9,984,670 km²

TOTAL AREA OF CANADA — SECOND LARGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AFTER RUSSIA

5%

LAND AREA

891,163 km²
FRESH WATER

Arable land

Other Permanent Permanent Forests & crops pastures woodlands (1993 est.)

202,080 km
COASTLINE — LONGEST IN THE WORLD
of

Distance East to West

5,541 km

Great Bear Lake, N.W.T., is the largest lake in Canada with an area

31,326 km²

Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron is the world’s largest island in a freshwater lake

CANADIAN SHIELD
The shield is known for its vast minerals such as emeralds, diamonds and copper.

Home of the

Nearly 90% of Canadians live within 159 km of the U.S. border
Sources: trailcanada.com; Wikipedia; The Canadian Encyclopedia; thecanadapage.org

Highest mountain in Canada is Mount Logan, Yukon Territory

2,765 km²

5959 metres

0%

9,093,507 km²

CANADIAN BORDER WITH THE U.S.

8,890 km

The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. They have a total surface area of of which about one third is in Canada.

245,000 km²

The world’s highest tide is in the Bay of Fundy between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Tide range is

SUSAN BATSFORD, GRAPHICS EDITOR, TWITTER @SBATS1; INFOGRAPHIC BY TARA CORRAN/QMI AGENCY

3%

10%

of the world’s freshwater is in Yukon, N.W.T., and Nunavut.

507,451 km²

Land use

16.1 m

38%

Ba n Island in Nunavut is the largest island in Canada

54%

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