Some facts about Canada
Canada became a self-governing nation in 1867 while still retaining ties to the British crown. At present, the total population of Canada is roughly 34,000 million and its capital city is Ottawa.
As the country has one of the highest per capita immigration rates in the world, it has always been considered a melting pot of different cultures and customs.
After the English Canadians, French Canadians represent the second largest ethnic group in Canada, primarily inhabiting the province of Quebec. Separatist movements in francophone Canada remain an important domestic issue.
While Canada is the second largest country in the world by surface, it is very sparsely populated. Canada, along with Mexico and the United States of America, has signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).