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Moraine Lake, Canada
Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake

Its waters are the most amazing colour, a vivid shade of turquoise that changes in intensity through the summer as the glaciers melt.
Photo by John Lee
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    Capital:Ottawa

    Location:Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US

    Currency:Canadian dollars (CAD)

    Area:9,984,670 sq km

    Population:37,943,231 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:English (official) 58.7%, French (official) 22%, Punjabi 1.4%, Italian 1.3%, Spanish 1.3%, German 1.3%, Cantonese 1.2%, Tagalog 1.2%, Arabic 1.1%, other 10.5% (2011 est.)

    Religion:Catholic 39% (includes Roman Catholic 38.8%, other Catholic .2%), Protestant 20.3% (includes United Church 6.1%, Anglican 5%, Baptist 1.9%, Lutheran 1.5%, Pentecostal 1.5%, Presbyterian 1.4%, other Protestant 2.9%), Orthodox 1.6%, other Christian 6.3%, Muslim 3.2%, Hindu 1.5%, Sikh 1.4%, Buddhist 1.1%, Jewish 1%, other 0.6%, none 23.9% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC-5

    Tel Code:+1

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