Difference between the USA and Canada
The USA vs Canada:
The world we live in is consisted of a large number of different countries. The USA and Canada are two countries among that whole lot of countries and they are drastically similar to many people since many would think of migrating either to the USA or to Canada as they seem to think they are both extremely wonderful countries that they don’t seem to pay attention to the differences. But, that of course was the perspective of immigration. However, in other perspectives, there are distinct dissimilarities between these two countries and this article would present the difference between the two countries by first, giving satisfactory accounts on each country and then, by discussing the dissimilarities between the two countries.
What is the USA?
The USA, formally known as the United States of America and most commonly referred to as America, States, or US, is a federal constitutional republic located in the North American Continent. It is, to be exact, is located principally in central North America. With Canada bordering the North and Mexico bordering the South, the USA lies between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The country was declared independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 04, 1776. Speaking of the current status of the country, the country, for the administration convenience, is divided into fifty states and a federal district. The capital district of the USA is Washington whereas the famous New York is the largest city. The total area of the country is 9,826,675 km2 and as per the 2012 estimate, the total population of the country is 313,814,000. The USA is a universally acknowledged multiethnic and multicultural country as a result of its extensive immigration policy. The national language is English and the currency used is the US $. Further, the US economy considered the world’s biggest national economy. Next, under the perspective of geography and environment, the country is noted ‘megadiverse’ and it includes most number of climate types. In addition, speaking of the government and the political system, the USA is the world’s oldest confederation. It is also a presidential, constitutional republic. The local police and the Sherriff’s departments run the law of the country and, to conclude, it should be noted that the USA is a multiethnic, multinational, multireligious, country where many people find home.
What is Canada?
Canada is also a North American country located in the same continent as the USA. Canada, situated in the upper part of the continent, borders to the Atlantic Ocean in the East, the Pacific Ocean in the West, Arctic Ocean in the North and finally, the United States in the South. The country is comprised of ten administrative provinces and three territories. The capital city of Canada is Ottawa while Toronto is its largest city. Further, Canada, which is considered the world’s second largest country by Area, owns a total area of 9,984,670 km2 with a total population of 34,841,000, as per the 2012 estimate. Originally, Canada was a federal dominion and is now a federal state governed as a parliamentary democracy, plus a constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II and the legislature is the parliament. Additionally, Canada is a country established from the United Kingdom and the Canadian Act was finally brought up on April 17, 1982. Moreover, the country is now an officially bilingual country with English and French declared as the only two official languages of the country, though there are a whole lot of other regional languages. Its economy is pretty steady and it is also one of the world’s largest that is dependent on the country’s many natural resources and trade. Per capita income is also high in Canada and it is the world’s ninth highest. In conclusion, having a great geography, environment, climate, health system, law enforcement system, education system and the government system, Canada is a great place to live in.
What is the difference between the USA and Canada?
There are several distinct differences between the two countries: the USA and Canada. One of key differences would be the government. The USA is federal constitutional republic whereas Canada is a parliamentary democracy plus a constitutional monarchy. Next, Canada and USA would be different in the climate as Canada, being situated in the upper part of the continent, is colder with Arctic breeze while the USA is considered more subtropical as its proximity to the equator. Then, there is the difference between languages. The USA has only one national language: English, and no official languages. Yet, in Canada, two languages serve the official language status: English and French. Additionally, both countries are multiethnic and cultural, but the USA can be considered ‘mega’ in that sector. Moreover, the USA has higher birth rate, death rate and growth rate than Canada and Canada enjoys lower murder rate and higher immigrant rate than the USA. Furthermore, both countries have a voting system to choose their President but, the systems are slightly different in their own ways. Finally, though there are several dissimilarities between the two, it should be mentioned that both countries are fantastic for living.
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