Country: Canada

Population: 33,390,141

Capital: Ottawa

Time Zone: UTC-5

Currency Name: Canadian dollar (CAD)

Government Type: Constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation

Languages: English (official) 59.3%, French (official) 23.2%, other 17.5%

Ethnic Breakdown: British Isles origin 28%, French origin 23%, other European 15%, Amerindian 2%, other, mostly Asian, African, Arab 6%, mixed background 26%

Religion: Roman Catholic 42.6%, Protestant 23.3% (including United Church 9.5%, Anglican 6.8%, Baptist 2.4%, Lutheran 2%), other Christian 4.4%, Muslim 1.9%, other and unspecified 11.8%, none 16%

Major Cities: Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, Ottawa

Phone Country Code: 1

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High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 120 V - 60 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, b

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, Victoria Day, July 1 (Canada Day), August Civic Holiday, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, November 11 (Remembrance Day), December 25 (Christmas Day), December 26 (Boxing Day)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The first chartered bank in Canada was established in 1920 in New Brunswick.