Canada: Country and Foreign Investment
Canada is the world’s second largest country – marginally larger than the US – with an area of 9,984,670 sq km, of which 891,163 sq km is inland water. Canada shares unfortified borders with the United States to the south and US state of Alaska to the north-west.
The country is formed of relatively flat low-lying plateaux, particularly in the south, with mountain ranges reaching as high as 5,959m above sea level in the west.
Canada benefits from rich mineral resources, particularly coal, copper, diamonds, gold, iron ore, lead, molybdenum, nickel, petroleum, potash, silver and zinc. Its territories are also rich with fish, wildlife, timber and natural gas. Due to its expansive lakes, rivers and tributaries, the country takes advantage of hydroelectric power generation.
The country is divided into several provinces and territories, each with its respective capital city. The national capital is Ottawa.