how we rank where we live

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Canada vs. the World: How we Rank!
RANK
 Area – size of country
(km2)
 Population – number of
people living in Canada
 Population density – how
crowded our country is (# of
people divided by area)
2ND
(Russia is #1)
37th
(China #1 @ 1.3
billion people)
206TH
Canada & the World: How we Rank!
RANK
 Wealth – value of goods
and services produced in a
country (Gross Domestic
Product…GDP)
Amount of Fresh Water
 # of immigrants –
people who come to live
in Canada from other
countries
15TH
(USA #1)
3RD
(Brazil #1)
3RD
Canada & the World: How we
Rank!
RANK
 Energy Usage – amount
of electricity used per
3RD
person
 Life expectancy – average
lifespan of a Canadian is
12th
(Monaco #1 @ 89 years)
81 years
 Foreign Trade – how
much we trade resources
with other countries
7TH
Where do People live in Canada?
1. Close to the U.S.A.
border
– Most Canadian cities
are within 325 km of
the border
– Why do we need the
U.S.A?
• Trade
• Shopping
• Protection
Where do people live in Canada?
2. Where it’s warm!
– Northern Canada is
very cold with frozen
ground called
“permafrost”
= hard to build homes
and grow crops
Where do people live in Canada?
3. Near to freshwater
– Major source of fresh
water is the Great
Lakes
– Why is this important?
• A crucial shipping
route
• Recreation, electricity,
and drinking as well
Where do people live in Canada?
4. Where our ancestors
settled
– First settlers from Europe
came by boat along the
St. Lawrence River and
Great Lakes
– They settled where the
farmland was best
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