Canada vs America
Canada and America are two nations that show a difference between them in terms of several aspects such as climate, population, transport system, places of tourist interest, government and the like. Canada and America are neighboring countries. However, though they are neighboring countries there is much of a difference between the two. Currently, the American president is Barack Obama (2014) while the Canadian Prime Minister is Stephen Harper (2014). As you can see, Canada does not have a President. As Canada is also a constitutional monarchy, the current monarch, who has the power over Canada is Queen Elizabeth II.
More about Canada
Canada is a North American country. That means Canada is a country situated in the North American continent. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. Capital of Canada is Ottawa. Canada is characterized by the federal parliamentary and constitutional monarchy form of government. The Upper House of the Parliament in Canada is the Senate and the Lower House is the House of Commons. The official languages of Canada are English and French. The currency in Canada is Canadian Dollar (CAD).
Canada is the second largest country in the world. Canada occupies a total area of about 3,854,085 square miles. Canada has a population of 35,675,834 (est. 2014). It is 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.
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. Canada is also a seat of visual arts and music industry.
More about America
America usually refers to the United States of America. This is a country situated in the North American continent. America consists of fifty states. Washington D.C. is the capital of America. Moreover, 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. English is the de facto national language of America. The currency in America is United States Dollar (USD).
America is the third largest country in area and in population. America occupies total area of about 3,805,927 square miles. America has a population of 320,061,700 (est.2014). 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.
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. Furthermore, America is a seat of culture, arts, literature and sports.
What is the difference between Canada and America?
• Both Canada and America are situated in the North American continent.
• Canada has ten provinces and three territories. America has fifty states.
• Capital of Canada is Ottawa; capital of America is Washington D.C.
• Canada has a federal parliamentary and constitutional monarchy form of government. America has a federal presidential constitutional republic form of government.
• Canada is the second largest country in the world. America is the third largest country in the word in area as well as in population.
• Unlike Canada, America has a wide range of climate differences.
• America is a seat of culture, arts, literature and sports while Canada is a seat of visual arts and music industry.
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