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Canada

Five Regions of Canada
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Map Atlantic
Map Core
Map Northern
Map Pacific
Map Prairie
Languages Atlantic
English and French (the official languages of Canada)
Languages Core
French (Quebec) and English (Ontario), also Chinese, Italian, and Portuguese
Languages Prairie
English (80%), French, German, and Ukranian
Languages Pacific
English and Asian Languages (like Chinese and Punjabi)
Languages Northern
English and Inuktitut
Population Core
Has the largest population of almost 20 million people and the 3 largest Canadian cities: Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa
Population Prairie
Fastest growing region because of oil, with cities of Edmonton and Calgary. Has 5.4 million people.
Population Northern
Only 100,000 people in the entire region
Population Pacific
Cities of Vancouver and Victoria. Has 4.1 million people.
Population Atlantic
First region settled by Europeans. Has 2.3 million people.
Climate Northern
Tundra in the north and subarctic in the south
Climate Pacific
Warmer than most of Canada, Marine West Coast climate zone
Climate Atlantic
Mostly humid continental - lots of snow in the winter
Climate Core
Humid Continental in the southern part of the region. Subarctic in the north.
Climate Prairie
Semiarid in the south and subarctic in the north
Winter activity Pacific
Winter Surfing
Winter activity Core
Winterlude Festival in Ottawa
Winter activity Atlantic
Birthplace of Hockey
Winter activity Northern
Dogsled Races
Winter activity Prairie
Churchill is the Polar Bear Capital of the World
Building Prairie
Building Core
Building Atlantic
Building Northern
Building Pacific
Economic Activity Core
Trade and manufacturing and some farming are the main land uses, hydroelectric power is the natural resource
Economic Activity Atlantic
Commercial fishing and forestry are the main land use, coal is the natural resource
Economic Activity Pacific
Forestry and fishing used to be the two main land uses, now it is shipping. The natural resources are metal and coal.
Economic Activity Prairie
Half the countries farms are in this region, natural resources include oil, metals, coal, and uranium
Economic Activity Northern
Nomadic herder and hunting and gathering, little overall economic activity
Ecumene
A geographic region that is well suited for permanent settlement by people.
Non-Ecumene
Uninhabited or very sparsely inhabited regions because of being too cold, too rugged, or too dry.
Plural Society
A society in which different cultural groups keep their own identity, languages, religion, and traditions
Rural
Country
Urban
City
Provinces Atlantic
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
Provinces Core
Quebec and Ontario
Provinces Prairie
Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta
Provinces Pacific
British Columbia
Territories Northern
Yukon, Northwest, and Nunavut
Common Characteristics Atlantic
Lowlands and plateaus
Common Characteristics Core
Between Great Lakes and Hudson Bay
Common Characteristics Prairie
Plains
Common Characteristics Northern
Archipelagos
Common Characteristics Pacific
Major mountain ranges
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