Meaning of Canada in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkanədə/

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proper noun

  • The second largest country in the world, covering the entire northern half of North America with the exception of Alaska; population 35,900,000 (estimated 2015); official languages, English and French; capital, Ottawa.

Eastern Canada was colonized by the French in the 17th century, with the British emerging as the ruling colonial power in 1763 after the Seven Years War. Canada became a federation of provinces with dominion status in 1867, and the final step in attaining legal independence from the UK was taken with the signing of the Constitution Act of 1982; Canada remains a member of the Commonwealth. French-speakers are largely concentrated in Quebec, the focal point for the French-Canadian separatist movement