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Overview

Capital:
Ottawa
Area:
9,984,670 km²
Population:
33,098,932 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):
English (official), French (official), Chinese, Italian, German, Punjabi, Ukrainian, Arabic, Dutch, Tagalog, Greek, Vietnamese, Native languages.
Religion(s):
Roman Catholic - 42.6%, Protestant - 23.3%, other Christian - 4.4%, Muslim - 1.9%, others - 11.8%, none - 16%.
Ethnic Group(s):
British Isles origin- 28%, French - 23, other European - 15%, Aboriginal - 2%, other (including Asian, African and Arab) - 6%, mixed background - 26%.