|Government||Federation with Parliamentary Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy|
|Currency||Canadian dollar (CAD)|
|Population||33,647,989 (May 2009 est.)|
|Language||English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), other 17.5%|
|Religion||Roman Catholic 43.6%, Protestant 29.2%, No religious affiliation 16.5%, Other 10.7%|
Canada is the second largest country in the world and the largest in North America. Renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape, its unique blend of cultures and multifaceted history, Canada is a major tourist destination and one of the world's wealthiest countries.