Difference Between Canada and America

Canada vs America

Canada and America are two nations that differ in terms of several aspects such as climate, population, transport system, places of tourist interest, government and the like.

America usually refers to the United States of America. On the other hand Canada is a North American country. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. On the other hand America consists of forty eight contiguous states and Washington D.C. its capital district.

Canada is characterized by the federal parliamentary democracy form of government and constitutional monarchy. On the other hand America is characterized by federal presidential constitutional republic form of government.

The Upper House of the Parliament in America is the Senate and the Lower House is the House of Representatives. On the other hand the Upper House of the Parliament in Canada is the Senate and the Lower House is the House of Commons.

Canada is the second largest country in the world. Canada occupies a total area of about 3,855,103 square miles where as America is the third largest country in area and in population. America occupies total area of about 3,794,101 square miles. America has a population of 308,745,538 whereas Canada has a population of 34,352,000. It’s interesting to note that most of the area in Canada is not suitable for living, nearly 90% of the Canadian people are living within 160km from the US border.

Canada is characterized by a continental climate where winters are average and summers are high. Winters can be cold in Canada. In America it is interesting to note that the climate ranges from humid continental in the north to humid subtropical in the south. Active volcanoes are quite common throughout Alaska’s Alexander and Aleutian Islands. The climate is arid in the Great Basin, desert in the Southwest, Mediterranean in Coastal California and oceanic in coastal Oregon.

Canada is acclaimed as one of the wealthiest nations of the world. It has a high per capita income. It is indeed one of the world’s ten top trading countries. Canada is one of the largest suppliers of agricultural products. It is a chief exporter of energy. It is also the largest producer of zinc and uranium.

The economy in America is capitalist mixed economy. There is an abundance of natural resources, well developed infrastructure and high productivity. America is in fact the largest importer of goods and the world’s third largest exporter of goods.

America is a seat of culture, arts, literature and sports. Canada on the other hand is a seat of visual arts and music industry. English is the de facto national language of America. On the other hand the official languages of Canada are English and French.