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How Many Provinces and Territories Make Up Canada

How Many Number of Provinces and Territories Make Up Canada?

Each and every province and territory of Canada has its own unique identity. Read on, to know the constituent regions of Canada...
Maya Pillai
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2018
Canada is the second largest country in the world in terms of landmass. It was officially founded in 1867.

Provinces and Territories of Canada

Canada is made of ten provinces and three territories. Canadian Provinces receive their authority directly from the Crown, according to the Constitution Act of 1867. A territory receives its power and authority from the federal government of Canada.

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec were the original provinces that comprised the Dominion of Canada. These provinces had a central government in Ottawa. Gradually, three more provinces joined the original Canadian provinces. These were British Columbia, Manitoba, and Prince Edward Island.

Alberta and Saskatchewan became Canadian provinces in 1905. In 1949, Labrador and Newfoundland was the last province to be included. The most populous province is Ontario, followed by Quebec, British Columbia, and Alberta.

The national government of Canada is bicameral in nature. Seven Canadian provinces have Legislative Assembly as a form of government. The form of government in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador is the House of Assembly. The legislative body of Quebec is called the National Assembly. However, all the provinces and territories together have only one Legislative House.

The three territories of Canada are Nunavut, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

British Columbia is known as the tourist Mecca, while Alberta is famous for its natural gas reserves. Saskatchewan is known for its wheat fields. Bison and agriculture are the identity of Manitoba. The business capital of the country is Ontario. Quebec is totally different from the rest of Canada. The province of Quebec has the maximum French population, and is the center for French culture and tradition. Another province popular for French culture is New Brunswick. Newfoundland and Labrador is a coastal province, and is popular for its fishing pursuits. Nova Scotia is known for its lighthouses and lobsters.

The territories of Canada are wild and very old-fashioned. The population is small compared to the provinces.
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