Canada Facts Capital: OttawaGovernment Type: A parliamentary democracy, a federation, and a constitutional monarchyPopulation: 34,568,211Total Area: 3,855,081 Square Miles9,984,670 Square KilometersLocation: Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous USLanguage: English (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, other 19.6% LanguagesEnglish (official) 58.8%, French (official) 21.6%, other 19.6%.   The Canadian People   When greeting someone, a handshake is often exchanged for both men and women. Look directly at the person whose hand you are shaking, and maintain eye contact as long as you shake hands. Men need not wait for a woman to extend her hand first, but can initiate a handshake without concern. In Quebec, adults might also exchange a polite kiss on each cheek. Although Canadians tend toward informality, wait until your host addresses you by ...


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