Talk:List of Canadian provinces and territories by area

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Comment[edit]

This table should also include Square Miles. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.76.241.96 (talk)

Question[edit]

Why is Total Area at the very bottom? --JimWae 03:57, 19 July 2006 (UTC)

Why is this featured?[edit]

Why is this featured if it contains unsourced statements? --Oreo Priest 18:31, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I removed the request for a source that I added on July 24, 2006. One can confirm the land area for the following countries (based on the data in the infobox for each country):
  1. China: 9,641,266 km² * (1 - 0.028) = 9,371,310.552 km²
  2. United States: 9,631,420 km² * (1 - 0.0487) = 9,162,369.846 km²
  3. Canada: 9,984,670 km² * (1 - 0.0892) = 9,094,037.436 km²
I think a list of countries by land area would also be helpful, either as a standalone article or as part of List of countries and outlying territories by area. Hope this helps. Ufwuct 21:13, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

This table makes no sense[edit]

1 mile = 1.6km, so how is it possible that the area values given in Square Miles are all less than half of the areas given in Square Kilometres? For example, if Canada's total area is 9,984,670km squared, it's total area in miles squared should be 6,240,419mi squared. The actual value given is 3,855,171mi squared.Gh0ti-2 (talk) 15:24, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Because 1 square mile = 2.589 square kilometres; this is because 1.6 has to be squared (1.62=2.6) when discussing area (hence the term square km / mi). You will then find that the math works out quite well. Arsenikk (talk) 17:27, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Aha. Thanks for clearing that up - Maths never was my strong suit. Gh0ti-2 (talk) 21:48, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

This article needs verification. The use of reference footnoting on the Mi2 columns imply that the conversions were provided by the Government source, but I find no such. The conversions were likely calculated by a Wiki author. As example Alberta lists as having more land area than total area in square miles!!! The incorrect figure of 275,000 goes back years. The correct figure should be roughly 248K Mi2. Other figures will likely have some rounding errors. BTW if the wiki article on the Mile is correct of this date the square would be sqr(1.609344) = 2.589988110336 = 2.589988 Km2/Mi2-statute. Anyway if a wiki author does the conversion (as I suspect happened) please footnote the conversion factor. GardenMulch (talk) 15:44, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

Coastal waters[edit]

Perhaps I'm missing something obvious here, but surely each of the provinces (other than Alberta and Saskatchewan) have coastal waters that fall within their boundaries? Or is water below the low-tide mark "federal" only? Andrew Gwilliam (talk) 05:45, 7 July 2011 (UTC).

Territorial waters belong to Canada, which is to say "The Queen in Right of Canada" (a.k.a. the federal government). Provinces have no jurisdiction starting at the high water mark. It's a strange concept for us "Central Canadians" inasmuch as we have huge inland waterways which are patrolled by the OPP and Sûreté du Québec, as well as Coast Guard, RCMP and CBSA where they form the border (and corresponding US agencies, of course). 76.66.87.21 (talk) 16:41, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

Mistakes[edit]

I am Roberto456 and I removed the Mistakes from this article: List of provinces and territories in Canada by area.Please go to the talk page now. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.124.168.113 (talk) 21:09, 8 February 2016 (UTC)