Location: Canada, the second largest country in the world, occupies all of the northern-most part of North America except Alaska in the west and the small French islands of St. Pierre & Miquelon. Twenty four percent of the population speak French. Canada is a federation of 10 provinces namely Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Labraov, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan, and three territories namely Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavat.
Economics: Canada ranks seventh in the world in gross domestic product; it also ranks seventh in total volume of trade. The mineral industry, forest products, and agriculture have been major factors in Canada's economic development. Canada's lakes have more than 50% of the world's surface fresh water, and 75% of Canada's power needs are met by hydroelectric energy.
Trade and Export: Agriculture's contribution to the Canadian economy averages less than 4% of both GDP and employment. Agricultural exports, led by wheat, barley, pork and horticultural products, are less than 10% of all trade. Forests cover about half of Canada's total land area. Forest product exports, including pulp and paper, represent 15% of Canada's total export trade, nearly two-thirds is exported to the United States. Canada is the world's leading producer of newsprint, accounting for 40% of global output.
Minerals & Natural Resources: Canada ranks first in the world in mineral exports and third in mineral production after the U.S. and the states of the former Soviet Union. It is the world's largest producer of zinc, potash, uranium and nickel, the second largest producer of asbestos, silver, titanium, gypsum and sulfur; and a leading producer of molybdenum, aluminium, cobalt, gold, led, copper, iron and platinum. Canada is a major producer of hydroelectricity, oil and gas; unlike most of its industrial partners, it is a net exporter of energy (primarily gas and electricity).
The Niagara Falls: One of the greatest natural entertainer in the world, The Niagara falls is the major tourist attraction. The Niagara is the largest, biggest and widest water falls of the world. Everyone from around the world and also from the home never miss and the visitors of all over the world flowing towards this magnificent falling water body. The Niagara is the downward flow of the Niagara River and which is the major hydroelectric point in Canada. Nobody fail to visit and enjoy the scenic abundance of nature, The Niagara, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Mission in India:
Canadian High Commission
7/8, Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi - 110 021
Tel: 011 - 2687 6500,
Telefax: 011 - 2687 0031, 26876579, 2688 6736, 2687 5387
Indian Mission in Canada:
High Commission of India
10, Springfield Road, Ottawa
Ontario KIM 1C9, Canada
Tel: 00 - 1 - 613 - 7443751/ 53
Fax: 00 - 1 - 613 - 7440913
Canada Travel http://www.canada.travel/india