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CANADA

Country Name

conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Canada

Government Type

constitutional monarchy that is also a parliamentary democracy and a federation

Capital

Ottawa

Administrative divisions

10 provinces and 3 territories*; Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories*, Nova Scotia, Nunavut*, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory*

Independence

1 July 1867 (union of British North American colonies); 11 December 1931 (recognized by UK)