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  • Capital city: Ottawa, which is located in the east of Canada between Toronto and Montreal
  • Population: 36,286,425 (2016 estimate)
  • Size of country: 9.98 million km2
  • Currency: Canadian dollar
  • Power supply: The standard voltage is 120V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz
  • Sockets: There are two types in Canada: 2 pin flat or 3 pin (2 flat pins and 1 round)
  • Language: English and French
  • Time difference: GMT -3.5 hours (east coast) to -8 hours (west coast)
  • Visas: British nationals don’t need a visa to but do need to complete an Electronic Travel Authorisation to enter Canada
  • Religion: According to the 2011 census, 67% of Canadians identify as Christian; 24% declared no religious affiliation, whilst the remaining 9% are affiliated with non-Christian religions, the largest of which are Islam (3.2%) and Hinduism (1.5%)
  • Popular dishes: Poutine is a Canadian staple. This is a dish comprising chips covered in cheese curd and gravy. On the west coast, salmon is unsurprisingly a very popular dish.
  • Popular drinks: Canadian’s love beer and coffee and they are the largest producer of ice wine in the world.
  • Did you know: Canada is home to the longest street in the world (the 2,000km long Yonge St in Ontario), the world’s longest land border (8,893km shared with the United States) and the world’s longest coastline (202,080km).
  • FCDO advice: View our holidays here
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