NU. As a country, Canada has ten provinces and three territories. These subdivisions vary widely in both land and water area. The largest subdivision by land area is the territory of Nunavut. The largest subdivision by water area is the province of Quebec. The smallest subdivision of both land and water area is the province of Prince Edward Island.
The provinces and territories of Canada are sub-national divisions within the geographical areas of Canada under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Constitution.In the 1867 Canadian Confederation, three provinces of British North America—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and the Province of Canada (which upon Confederation was divided into Ontario and Quebec)—united to form a federation, becoming ...
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This table should also include Square Miles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk)
Why is this featured if it contains unsourced statements? --Oreo Priest18:31, 21 August 2006 (UTC) 1. I removed the request for a source that I added on July 24, 2006. One can confirm the land area for the following countries (based on the data in the infobox for each country): 1. China: 9,641,266 km² * (1 - 0.028) = 9,371,310.552 km² 2. United States: 9,631,420 km² * (1 - 0.0487) = 9,162,369.846 km² 3. Canada: 9,984,670 km² * (1 - 0.0892) = 9,094,037.436 km² 1. I think a list of countries by land area would also be helpful, either as a standalone article or as part of List of countries and outlying territories by area. Hope this helps. Ufwuct21:13, 21 August 2006 (UTC)
1 mile = 1.6km, so how is it possible that the area values given in Square Miles are all less than half of the areas given in Square Kilometres? For example, if Canada's total area is 9,984,670km squared, it's total area in miles squared should be 6,240,419mi squared. The actual value given is 3,855,171mi squared.Gh0ti-2 (talk) 15:24, 21 January 2010 (UTC) 1. Because 1 square mile = 2.589 square kilometres; this is because 1.6 has to be squared (1.62=2.6) when discussing area (hence the term square km / mi). You will then find that the math works out quite well. Arsenikk (talk) 17:27, 21 January 2010 (UTC) 1.1. Aha. Thanks for clearing that up - Maths never was my strong suit. Gh0ti-2 (talk) 21:48, 21 January 2010 (UTC) This article needs verification. The use of reference footnoting on the Mi2 columns imply that the conversions were provided by the Government source, but I find no such. The conversions were likely calculated by a Wiki author. As example Alberta lists as having more...
Perhaps I'm missing something obvious here, but surely each of the provinces (other than Alberta and Saskatchewan) have coastal waters that fall within their boundaries? Or is water below the low-tide mark "federal" only? Andrew Gwilliam (talk) 05:45, 7 July 2011 (UTC). 1. Territorial waters belong to Canada, which is to say "The Queen in Right of Canada" (a.k.a. the federal government). Provinces have no jurisdiction starting at the high water mark. It's a strange concept for us "Central Canadians" inasmuch as we have huge inland waterways which are patrolled by the OPP and Sûreté du Québec, as well as Coast Guard, RCMP and CBSA where they form the border (and corresponding US agencies, of course). 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:41, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
I am Roberto456 and I removed the Mistakes from this article: List of provinces and territories in Canada by area.Pleasego to the talk page now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC)
As a country, Canada has ten provinces and three territories. These subdivisions vary widely in both land and water area. The largest subdivision by land area is the territory of Nunavut. The largest subdivision by water area is the province of Quebec. The smallest subdivision of both land and water area is the province of Prince Edward Island.
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The territories are to the north, where fewer people live, close to the Arctic Circle and Arctic Ocean. Here is a list of the provinces and territories, and their standard abbreviations, with their capitals (the cities where their governments are based) and largest cities. Canada's national capital, where the federal government meets, is Ottawa.
- Total Area
- Land Area
- Internal Water Area
The total area of a province or territory is the sum of its land area and the area of its internal water (freshwater only). Areas are rounded to the nearest square kilometre or square mile. Percentages are given to the nearest tenth of a percent.
Land areas consist of dry land, including areas of freshwater, and or salt water. Areas are rounded to the nearest whole unit. Percentages are given to the nearest tenth of a percent.
The internal water area data below, includes freshwater (i.e., lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and canals). It excludes internal salt water and territorial waters claimed by Canada in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic Oceans. Canada considers its internal water area to include 1,600,000 km2 of salt water in Hudson Bay and the ocean within and around Canada's Arctic Archipelago. Canada's territorial sea is 200,000 km2. Areas are given to the nearest whole unit. Percentages are given to the nearest tenth of a percent.
- Territorial Evolution
- Provincial Political Parties
- Ceremonial Territory
- Proposed Provinces and Territories
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There are three territories in Canada. Unlike the provinces, the territories of Canada have no inherent sovereignty and have only those powers delegated to them by the federal government. They include all of mainland Canada north of latitude 60° north and west of Hudson Bay and all islands north of the Canadian mainland (from those in James Bay to the Queen Elizabeth Islands). The following table lists the territories in order of precedence[clarification needed](each province has precedence over all the territories, regardless of the date each territory was created). Another territory, the District of Keewatin existed from October 7, 1876 until September 1, 1905, when it rejoined the Northwest Territories and became the Keewatin Region. It was east of the North-West Territories, occupying the area that is now the Kenora Districtof Ontario, northern Manitoba, and the eastern half of Nunavut. Government of Keewat...
The majority of Canada's population is concentrated in the areas close to the Canada–US border. Its four largest provinces by area (Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta) are also (with Quebec and Ontario switched in order) its most populous; together they account for 86% of the country's population. The territories (the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon) account for over a third of Canada's area and are home to 0.3% of its population, which skews the national population densityvalue. Canada's population grew by 5.0% between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. Except for New Brunswick, all territories and provinces increased in population during this time. In terms of percent change, the fastest-growing province or territory was Nunavut with an increase of 12.7% between 2011 and 2016, followed by Albertawith 11.6% growth, while New Brunswick's population decreased by 0.5%. Generally, Canadian provinces have s...
Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia were the original provinces, formed when several British North American colonies federated on July 1, 1867, into the Dominion of Canada and by stages began accruing the indicia of sovereignty from the United Kingdom.Prior to this, Ontario and Quebec were united as the Province of Canada. Over the following years, Manitoba (1870), British Columbia (1871), and Prince Edward Island (1873) were added as provinces. The British Crown had claimed two large areas north-west of the Canadian colony, known as Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory, and assigned them to the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1870, the company relinquished its claims for £300,000 ($1.5 million), assigning the vast territory to the Government of Canada. Subsequently, the area was re-organized into the province of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories were vast at first, encompassing...
Theoretically, provinces have a great deal of power relative to the federal government, with jurisdiction over many public goods such as health care, education, welfare, and intra-provincial transportation. They receive "transfer payments" from the federal government to pay for these, as well as exacting their own taxes. In practice, however, the federal government can use these transfer payments to influence these provincial areas. For instance, in order to receive healthcare funding under Medicare, provinces must agree to meet certain federal mandates, such as universal access to required medical treatment. Provincial and territorial legislatures have no second chamber like the Canadian Senate. Originally, most provinces had such bodies, known as legislative councils, with members titled councillors. These upper houses were abolished one by one, Quebec's being the last in 1968. In most provinces, the single...
Most provinces have rough provincial counterparts to major federal parties. However, these provincial parties are not usually formally linked to the federal parties that share the same name. For example, no provincial Conservative or Progressive Conservative Party shares an organizational link to the federal Conservative Party of Canada, and neither do provincial Green Parties to the Green Party of Canada. Provincial New Democratic Parties, on the other hand, are fully integrated with the federal New Democratic Party—meaning that provincial parties effectively operate as sections, with common membership, of the federal party. The Liberal Party of Canada shares such an organizational integration with Atlantic Canada provincial Liberals in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Other provincial Liberal Parties are unaffiliated with their federal counterpart....
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial, near Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, and the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial, near Beaumont-Hamel, both in France, are ceremonially considered Canadian territory. In 1922, the French government donated the land used for the Vimy Memorial "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada the free use of the land exempt from all taxes". The site of the Somme battlefield near Beaumont-Hamel site was purchased in 1921 by the people of the Dominion of Newfoundland. These sites do not, however, enjoy extraterritorial statusand are thus subject to French law.
Since Confederation in 1867, there have been several proposals for new Canadian provinces and territories. The Constitution of Canada requires an amendment for the creation of a new province but the creation of a new territory requires only an act of Parliament, a legislativelysimpler process. In late 2004, Prime Minister Paul Martin surprised some observers by expressing his personal support for all three territories gaining provincial status "eventually". He cited their importance to the country as a whole and the ongoing need to assert sovereignty in the Arctic, particularly as global warming could make that region more open to exploitation leading to more complex international waters disputes.
This is a list of Canadian provinces and territories by area. Canada has ten provinces and three territories. In total area, Canada is the second-largest country in the world; in land area, however, it ranks fourth. In terms of freshwater area, Canada is the largest country. Listings. Land area. Areas are rounded to the nearest whole unit.
^C Nirvana is the unofficial name of this mountain and shows on alpine literature as such, as of 2008 the Canadian Government still refers to it as "unnamed peak". ^D This peak, which lies on the border between the two provinces, is known as Mount Caubvick in Newfoundland and Labrador and Mont D'Iberville in Quebec.