Wikipedia:Today's featured article/July 1, 2017

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Canada is a North American country with ten provinces and three territories, bordering three oceans. The world's second-largest country by total area, it is sparsely populated and highly urbanized. One-third of its people live in the Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver metropolitan areas, and most of the rest live in other urban areas, including in Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Hamilton, and the capital, Ottawa. The British North America Act of July 1, 1867 (now celebrated as Canada Day) united the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia in the semi-autonomous federal Dominion of Canada, which became largely independent with the Statute of Westminster 1931. Bilingual in English and French at the federal level, Canada is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, the product of large-scale immigration from many countries. Its advanced economy is the tenth largest in the world. It ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education. (Full article...)