Canada is a big country, with an area of 9,984,670 km², and with rich natural resources. It became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. People of British and French descent constitute more than half the population. There are also significant minorities of Asian, German, Italian, American Indian, and Inuit origin. Both English and French are official languages. The capital is Ottawa.
Landscape of Banff National Park, Alberta.
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