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CANADA is the second largest country in the world and the largest in North America. Canada is a land of great climatic and geographical extremes. It lies to the north of the USA and has Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic coasts. The country has the highest number of inland waters and lakes in the world, including the Great Lakes on the border with the USA. The Rocky Mountains and Coast Mountains run down the west side, and the highest point, Mount Logan (6,050 meters or 19,524 feet), is in the Yukon. Climates range from polar conditions in the north to cool tem­perate in the south with considerable differences from west to east.

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More than 80 percent of its farmland is in the prairies that stretch from Alberta to Manitoba. Wheat and grain crops cover three-quarters of the arable land. Canada is rich in forest reserves which cover more than half the total land area. The most valuable mineral deposits (oil, gas, coal and iron ore) found in Alberta. Most industry in Canada associated with processing its natural resources, and it is one of the world’s main exporters of food products.

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