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Title: Canadian Geography


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Canadian Geography
  • World Geography
  • Mr. Gritman

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The Land of Canada
  • 2nd Largest Country in the World
  • Physical Regions of Canada
  • Appalachian Highlands
  • St. Lawrence and Great Lakes Lowlands
  • Canadian Shield and the Arctic Islands
  • Interior Plains
  • Rocky Mountains
  • Pacific Coast

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Appalachian Highlands
  • Eastern Atlantic Coast of Canada
  • Mainly Rolling Hills and Low Mountains
  • Farms Scattered around the Area

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St. Lawrence and Great Lakes Lowlands
  • Near the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River
  • Primarily Urban (Many Cities)
  • Most of Canadas Industry
  • Largest Concentration of Canadian People

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Canadian Shield and the Arctic Islands
  • Wrapped around the Hudson Bay
  • The Northern Area is covered in Tundra
  • The Southern Area is covered in Pine Trees with
    Deer, Elk and Moose

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Interior Plains
  • South Central Region of Canada
  • Huge Rolling Prairie with Fertile Soil
  • Rich with Oil and Natural Gas

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Rocky Mountains
  • Run From Alaska to Southern Canada
  • Rich in Wood and Natural Resources

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Pacific Coast
  • Runs along the Coast of the Pacific Ocean
  • Covered by Mountains called the Coast Mountains

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Economics
  • Canada has a Free Market Economy
  • Economic Regions of Canada
  • Newfoundland and the Maritime Provinces
  • Quebec
  • Ontario
  • Prairie Provinces
  • British Columbia
  • The North

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Newfoundland and the Maritime Provinces
  • Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward
    Island
  • Fishing and Shipbuilding are the major economic
    activities

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Quebec
  • Largest province in area and has 25 of the
    countries population.
  • Manufacturing and Service Industries are the
    primary economic activities

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Ontario
  • 2nd Largest province in area but has the most
    people and the greatest wealth.
  • Primary area for manufacturing.

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Prairie Provinces
  • Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
  • Farming and Raising Cattle are the primary was to
    make a living.
  • Oil and Natural Gas are major resources in the
    area

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British Columbia
  • Timber, Pulp and Paper are major resources.
  • Worlds leading producer or newsprint
  • Agriculture and Fishing are major economic
    activities also.

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The North
  • Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and
    Nunavut
  • The far north is basically arctic wilderness
  • The southern region produces forest products and
    minerals
  • The area is largely undeveloped

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The People
  • Native Americans and Inuit were present first in
    Canada
  • British and French people Colonized Canada
  • Canadian Government is a Parliamentary Democracy
    with a Prime Minister

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Famous Canadians
  • Jim Carey
  • Pamela Anderson
  • Shania Twain
  • Bare Naked Ladies
  • Sum 41
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Avril Lavigne
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