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Location: Northern North America, bordering the north Atlantic Ocean and north Pacific Ocean north of the United States.
Population: 28.4 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Ottawa
Comparative area: Slightly larger than United States.; second largest country in the world; only Russia is larger
Religions: Roman Catholic 46 percent, United Church 16 percent, Anglican 10 percent, other 28 percent
Landscape: Towering mountains, crystal-clear lakes, and lush, green forests; most of Canada is uninhabited or thinly populated because the country has rugged terrain and a severe climate
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1907

Source: Knight-Ridder/Tribune

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Saturday, Feb. 21: Canadian Men Win Short-Track Relay
Thursday, Feb. 19: Canada's Perreault Wins Short-Track 500
Sunday, Feb. 15: Canadian Women Take Curling Gold
Sunday, Feb. 15: Two Share Gold in Two-Man Bobsled
Saturday, Feb. 14: Le May-Doan Wins 500 Speedskating
Sunday, Feb. 8: Canadian Wins First Gold on Board

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