Official: English and French(recognized at territorial levels: Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Chipewyan, Cree, Gwich’in, Inuinnaqtun, Inuktitut, Inuvialuktun, North Slavey, South Slavey, Tłı̨chǫ, 66 other indigenous languages Canada is by size, the largest country in North America, second in the world overall (behind only Russia).
Renowned worldwide for its vast, untouched landscape, its unique and tolerant blend of cultures and multifaceted history, Canada is one of the world's wealthiest countries and a major tourist destination.
One of the most common holdovers from the imperial system is the use of feet and inches for measurement of short distances and heights, and especially the use of pounds for masses, even among younger Canadians.
However in the province of Quebec, the metric system is used more widely by the population.
Visitors to most cities will most likely not have to endure the weather that accompanies a trip to more remote northern or mountainous areas often pictured on postcards of Canada.
Summers in the most populated parts of Canada are generally short and hot.
By 1931 it was more or less fully independent of the United Kingdom, although true independence did not occur until 1982.