Updated: Oct 2, 2022
It is located in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and northward into the Arctic Ocean, Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border.
Canada is the second-largest country by total area.
Reason for Naming the country
The word "Canada" comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word Kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement".
In 1535, indigenous inhabitants of the present-day Quebec City region used the word to direct French explorer Jacques Cartier to the village of Stadacona. Cartier later used the word Canada to refer not only to that particular village but to the entire area subject to Donnacona (the chief at Stadacona). By 1545, European books and maps had begun referring to this small region along the Saint Lawrence River as Canada.