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Canada On The World Stage
Making Connections – 10-11, and the Internet
1.What are 4 ways that you could compare Canada to other countries?
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2. Refer to the figures 1-4 at the top of page 10.
a. Where does Canada rank globally in terms of area? ___________________________
b. Which country is larger than Canada in terms of area? _______________________
c. Which country is most comparable in size to Canada? _________________________
3. a. Using Fig. 1-5, what are the three most populous countries on Earth at present?
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b. Add up the populations of the three countries listed in 3a.
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c. Based on a population figure of 6, 600, 000, 000 in 2005, what % of the world’s population did these
three countries make up? Use the formula below.
Answer to 3b/world population x 100 (round to 1 decimal place)
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4. In 2005, where did Canada rank in the world in regards to population? ____________
5. Textbook figures can become outdated very quickly. Use the websites below to find the answers to
current population statistics.
a.
Canada’s Population Clock – http://www.statcan.gc.ca/ig-gi/pop-ca-eng.htm
Date accessed - __________
Estimated Population - ____________________________
b. Scroll down on the above website and click on
http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html
from the US Bureau of the Census”. Now click on the census web link provided.
Estimated Population of the World ___________________________________
c. Now it is calcualtion time!
i) What % of the world’s population does Canada have?
Canada’s Population /World Population x 100. Round to 1 decimal place.
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6. Population Density - text
a. As demonstrated above, Canada is a very _____________ country with a fairly ______________
population.
b. What is the definition of population density: __________________________________
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c. Now it is time for a calculation! Use Canada’s land area provided in the text and divide it by the current
population from above. Round to 1 decimal place.
Population ________________ / Area _________________ = Population Density ________km2
7. Wealth - text
The most common way to compare the wealth of nations is GDP per capita.
a. What does GDP stand for? _______________________________________________
b. How is GDP calculated?
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c. How would you calculate a country’s GDP per capita (per person)?
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d. The estimated GDP of Canada is $1, 319, 000, 000, 000 (2009 est.)
Calculate Canada’s GDP per capita based on Canada’s current population figure from 5a.
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