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Canada is a huge country. It has a total land area of 9,984,670 square kilometers, making it the second largest country in the world.

Canada is made up of 10 provinces and three territories. It can be divided into five regional areas:

The East, also called the Atlantic region, includes the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The Central region includes the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

The Prairies includes Manitoba, Saskatchewan and some parts of Alberta.

The West includes most of Alberta and British Columbia.

The North is made up of the three territories—Nunavut, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Map of Canada

Canada’s forests, its wildlife, protected areas and water are well known around the world. Canada has more than 71,500 known species of plants and wild animals. It contains 20 percent of the world’s remaining wilderness and 10 percent of the world’s forests. Canada has seven percent of the world’s renewable freshwater supply and 25 percent of the world's wetlands. Canada also has the longest coastline in the world.